Little Bellas

Little Bellas brings together girls ages 7 to 16 with female mentors to use mountain biking as a vehicle to teach the importance of teamwork, goal-setting, and fostering a healthy lifestyle. In weekly summer sessions or multi-day camps, mentors and girls ride at local trail networks, focusing on improving skills and participating in team-building activities. The program is organized around a curriculum that builds upon previous skills; girls are divided into groups based on age and ability. When surveyed, 96 percent of Little Bellas participants reported that they continue to ride either on their own or with friends and family beyond programming hours.