New Zealand’s first multi day women’s MTB camps are coming! Diamonds in the Rough is an all inclusive, women’s only MTB camp based in Rotorua in October and November. Ladies will have a chance to ride with and learn from the raddest female riders around the country. 


For the past 2 years Ashley Burgess and other female MTB instructors (including Rosara Joseph, Anka Martin, and Anja Mcdonald) have been traveling around running one day skills courses. These were so successful, that Ashley is organizing an entire 3 day camp! She will be joined by Mandy Richards from Escape Adventures and Scarlett Hagan of Bike School. Sarah Hedger ,   Spoke Magazine food writer, mountain bike lover, owner of Yum Granola and chef de partie at a Bistro Gentil will be preparing all of the meals and snacks for the weekend. Fresh, seasonal, and oh so tasty. She makes healthy food that tastes so good you feel a little bit naughty.


There are 2 weekends to choose from (beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced) so women can learn and play with others of similar abilities. Each weekend is limited to 12 women…keeping it small for the best learning and most fun possible. Cost for the 3 day camp is $575 and includes:

2 nights twin share accommodation at the Southstar House!

All meals and snacks-prepared by the amazing Sarah Hedger 

1 full day and 2 half days MTB skills courses and personal instruction

Shuttles with Southstar Shuttles

Diamonds limited edition camp shirt

Diamonds in the Rough will be filled with skills sessions, group rides, shuttles, and the most amazing food!  Get ready for the best. weekend. ever.

Check out the Diamonds in the Rough website for more infoand registrations.

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