Mountain biking is a huge draw to the area. With the Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Park located off of Sixes road near 575 and the Olde Rope Mill Park trails, there are plenty of opportunities to hit the trails with the mountain bike. While cars graced with bike racks fill the parking lots, it is often easy to spot adult riders that come from near and far.
Mountain biking is a fun sport full of adrenaline rushing activity, but one might wonder if there is anything in it for the kids. Is it safe? How do you go about introducing jumps and climbs on bikes equipped with shocks to little ones? In answer to this question, Little Bellas offers introductory mountain biking courses for girls. The Little Bellas organization, the brainchild of olympian mountain biker Lea Davidson, her sister Sabra Davidson, and friend Angela Irvine, was founded in 2007 to help, “Young women realize their potential through cycling.”
Complete with games, snacks, and trail riding, this organization has made it their goal to help empower young girls. Personal trainer, Rebecca Loose, helped bring the local chapter to Atlanta. The Atlanta Little Bellas have been meeting once a week on Sundays since the kick off of the program in September. The girls range in age from 6-14 and in addition to games, and trail riding, they are looking forward to a special color powder ride.
The color powder ride is similar to the Color Run in which participants run in white and are showered with dyed powder along the route. The mountain bikers will experience the same as they ride their course in white and exit the course with a rainbow of colors to celebrate their accomplishments. Find out more about the Little Bellas organization on their website and find out how you or your daughter can get involved!