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Q&A Session with Catharine Pendrel

Catharine Pendrel (born September 30, 1980) is a Canadian cross-country mountain biker from Fredericton, New Brunswick. A member of the Canadian National team since 2004, Pendrel was the world champion in cross-country mountain biking in 2011 and 2014 and the 2007 Pan American Games champion. She is also the current reigning Commonwealth Games champion when
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Primal Jersey Design Contest

Hey Little Bellas! It’s that time of the year again … Primal Jersey Design Contest time! You submit your designs, your mentors vote to select a favorite jersey, and then we all ride in your art next year! You can use a computer or make your masterpiece by hand. Draw, paint, sketch, etch, or otherwise
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Angela’s Little Bellas Story

At the age of 40 I found my way onto a mountain bike. I had loved riding on the road in my younger years but a collision with a car was enough to spook me off two wheels. I never realized how much I missed the joy of pedaling and moving until I got on
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Lea’s Olympic Sendoff!

The Olympic games are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! For the second time, Little Bellas co-founder Lea Davison is one of two American women selected to compete for gold in women’s cross country mountain biking. To celebrate and cheer her on, we will send Lea off from the Burlington International Airport in Vermont
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New Little Bellas Hire

Els Van Woert, Program Support Coordinator Little Bellas, a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling, is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member. Elisabeth Van Woert, who goes by “Els” (rhymes with bells), joins the team this July in the role of Program
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Pros Mentor Pros

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of women who have her back”  I stumbled upon this quote recently (full disclosure I was deeply lost on the Instagram explore page) and was struck by how accurately it reflects my own experience. At every stage of my life, and particularly in each stage of my cycling
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Biking Bellas from Woodstock, Georgia

With the Woodstock, Georgia program set to launch in one week, we wanted to highlight one of the GA mentors, Rebecca.   I first came across Little Bellas in a Grist magazine article in May of 2014. What struck me the most about the article and about the program at the time was that A)
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We are growing!

Growth, what does that mean exactly within Little Bellas?  Yes, our girls are getting older, and we have more junior mentors that have spent their childhood in the program.  It means more than that though.  We have been saying that Little Bellas is growing because we are! It’s really exciting! This growth process is something
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Beans and Bellas

We’re throwing a registration party for our Vermont Bellas! Join us on January 24th for a 2016 Registration event at the Burlington L.L. Bean. While parents register- girls can play fun games, participate in a scavenger hunt, win prizes and of course enjoy snacks with Lea!   She will be there to play with you,
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New Partner with Rasputitsa Spring Classic

Little Bellas is excited to announce our newest partnership with the Rasputitsa Spring Classic Race on April 16th. Rasputitsa (ras-pu-ti-tsa) is Russian for mud season when the roads become difficult to traverse. It’s is a self proclaimed psychotic 45 mile, insane, drop to your knees and cry sufferfest in East Burke, Vermont, with a section-Cyberia- so
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