Diamonds in the Rough
Diamonds in the Rough is New Zealand’s most fun multi day women’s MTB camps founded in 2015! Based in Rotorua for 3 days, this all inclusive women’s only MTB camp is a chance to ride with and learn from the raddest female riders around the country. We stay together at Diamonds HQ and have delicious ‘best meal ever’ food prepared for us by our own chef! Each weekend is limited to 10 women…keeping it small for the best learning and most fun possible.
This is a weekend where you will be become a better rider and meet amazing women from around New Zealand. It’s the people that make Diamonds so special. The women that come together to share their love of riding. We’re all about supporting the stoke!
Days will be filled with skills sessions, group rides, shuttles, and the most amazing food!
Cost: $875 includes
2 nights twin share accommodation at the Southstar House
All gourmet meals and snacks
1 full day and 2 half days MTB skills courses and personal instruction
Shuttles with Southstar Shuttles in Rotorua
Diamonds in the Rough sticker
Diamonds in the Rough limited edition mud guard!
A $200 non refundable deposit secures your spot (the remainder is due 2 months before the camp). Please refer to our Refund Policy for more details
Space is limited to 10 ladies
Timeline for the weekend
Day 1 – 1pm Arrive in Rotorua
Get settled, group ride in the Redwoods in Rotorua then dinner!
During this first ride we will get to know each other, go over the basics and sort out groups for the rest of the weekend’s riding.
Small group skills courses (5 max in each group). After lunch will head to the back of the forest for shuttles! The day will finish off with gourmet dinner at the bach!
Focus on maneuvers (think wheel lifts, manuals and wheelies), followed by a group ride and a skills session on jumps and drops. After lunch we’ll depart Rotorua at 2pm.
What we’ll be covering
For this multi day camp, we’ll be splitting into 2 groups at each camp based on ability and experience (indicated on your registration form). We’ll be covering a large range of mountain bike skills through out the weekends including: body position, cornering, braking efficiency, pressure control (pumping), steeps, roots, small drops and jumps.
We want to make sure everyone really gets something amazing out of Diamonds in the Rough. In order to do this, choose the camp that best suits your current riding level. This should help:
Beginners- Intermediates-Strong Intermediate Camp 2-4 November 2018This camp is great for women who are starting out mountain biking or have been riding for a couple of years and want a refresher on the fundamentals. We’ll be focusing on feeling comfortable and having fun on our bikes with cornering and tackling those pesky roots. You should be comfortable riding 2+ hours on grade 2/3 trails to really enjoy this camp.
Intermediate-Strong Intermediate-Advanced 27-29 October 2018
This camp is great for ladies that have been riding for a few years, feel confident on grade 3 (and some 4) trails but have been stuck at the same level for a while. We’ll be focusing on being playful on our bikes, steep terrain, and getting some air! You should be comfortable riding 3 hours+ on grade 3+ trails to really enjoy this camp.
Both camps camp are open to riders 18 years or older.