Did you grow up riding mountain bikes? Chances are you didn’t. But that’s all changing for the current generation of young girls, thanks in large part to Little Bellas.
This amazing organization has spent more than a decade running camps and weekly programs to get girls ages 7 to 18 years old out on mountain bikes, and develop their confidence along the way.
At the head of Little Bellas is Executive Director and co-founder Sabra Davidson. In this episode of the Femme Cyclist podcast, I get to chat with Sabra about Little Bellas and how mountain biking can help mold confident, capable women.
Stuff We Chat About In This Episode
- What Little Bellas is all about, and how the program differs by age group.
- Why Sabra founded Little Bellas (along with Lea Davidson and Angela Irvine).
- How you can get involved by mentoring or donating money.
- How Little Bellas has tried to reach out to disadvantaged girls.
- The role pro ambassadors play in the program.
- Why mountain biking is different than other sports for young women.
- Why there’s a gender gap in mountain biking.
- What you can do as a parent to encourage your child to develop a love for biking.
- The importance of supporting women’s-specific brands.
Learn More About Little Bellas
- Little Bellas website: https://littlebellas.com/
- On Instagram: https://instagram.com/littlebellasmtb/
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlebellasmtb