Asheville, NC Weekly Program
- Dates:6/30 | 7/7 | 7/14 | 7/21 | 7/28 | 8/4 | 8/11 | 8/18 | Make-Up Day: Thursday of the same week
- Fees:$250 (Early Bird $225 until 3/15)
- Time:5:30 - 7:30 pm
- Location:Bent Creek Community Park 125 Idlewood Dr, Asheville, NC 28806
There is nothing like summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Kids are ready to get out, play, and explore all these pristine mountains have to offer. The perfect solution: The Little Bellas Asheville Weekly Program!
The Asheville Weekly Program offers recurring, all-girl mountain bike riding sessions, Tuesday nights at Bent Creek Community Park in the Pisgah National Forest. Open to riders of all abilities, the main focus of each session is having fun! The program creates a positive environment for girls to learn riding skills and gain confidence through the sport of mountain biking. Using both trail riding and specific games both on and off the bike, the girls practice proper riding technique, eat snacks, and make new friends, all on Asheville's go-to mountain bike trails.
Girls and mentors (we mentor, we don't coach) meet once a week, every Tuesday over the course of 8 weeks during the summer. The goal is to get girls outside, out on trails, and out with other girls to reinforce common bonds and build confidence, all while progressively building mountain bike skills throughout the summer. This program is for riding and fun and is not focused on competition.
Financial assistance is available if needed and we also have equipment available through our Gear Up program! Please communicate any of these needs when filling out the registration form for the program.
- What's Included:A jersey, goodie bag, snacks & party
- What to Bring:• Bike Helmet
• Mountain Bike- In good working order
• Water carrying device- Either a bottle to fit in a cage on the bike or a hydration pack.
• Closed-toed shoes
• Rain gear or extra layers if necessary
- Schedule:1hr to 40 mins- Trail ride in small, age/ability appropriate groups
15 min- Snack (provided)
45min- Games and activities (each day of the program has a different and unique curriculum)
Program Lead Contact Information
- Name:Sarah Olson
- Email Address:
Sarah's love for the outdoors and mountain biking was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and she has taken it to a whole new level, living in Asheville now. A special education teacher, who is passionate about working with kids, Sarah can usually be found on her mountain bike, ripping the trails. She can also be found running or hiking seemingly endless trails and mountains or cuddling with her dog and cat. Or with Hank. Who's Hank, you may ask? Hank is Sarah's son and spot on mini-me. Already getting him started, he loves wearing his helmet, all the time (safety first), and a bike will be soon to follow as he can walk now. And how much does she love Little Bellas? We posted we were opening a chapter in the U.P. and what seemed like 5 seconds after it was posted, Sarah contacted us and offered to help in any way she could to get the program going. How lucky are we.