Program Lead Contact Information
Athens, GA Weekly Program
- Registration Status:Closed
- Program Type:Weekly
- Day(s) of the Week: Sun
- Ages:9, 10, 11, 12
- Dates:8/14 | 8/21 | 8/28 | 9/4 | 9/11 | 9/18 | 9/25 | 10/2 (Rain Date if needed)
- Time:4:00pm - 6:00pm
- Location:Walker Park - 200 Trail Creek St, Athens, GA 30601
- Registration Opens:April 1, 2022 at 9 am
- Financial Assistance: Learn More
We want program registration to be easy and fair. We are transitioning all programs to a three week pre-registration period. With this new system, everyone will have three weeks to pre-register their participant(s) for Little Bellas. After pre-registration closes, one of two things will happen: a) if the program is full or over capacity, we will go to a lottery system to determine who gets in; or b) we will transition to our usual first come first serve registration to fill the remaining slots.
We hope this new process will ease some stress and help create a more fair registration system for all Little Bellas girls and families. See more information on our blog here.
August offers up some great riding in the South! Trails are dry, weather is clear, and kids are back in school but what better way to keep kids out and on their bikes than the Little Bellas Athens Weekly Program!
The Athens Weekly Program meets eight Sundays at Walker Park and welcomes girls of all abilities. Based around having fun, the program creates an environment to allow each girl to make new friends, ride trails, and play games, all while learning skills for the sport of mountain biking. Whether it's the dips and flow of the Green Loop or the berms, rollers, and rocks of Drive By Trucker (one of the best trail names ever), there is something for all abilities of rider.
Girls and Mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) ride once a week and participate in games and activities to help them build confidence and mountain bike skills in a progression. The girls will be given healthy challenges in a friendly, fun environment, both on and off the bike. This curriculum is designed to promote camaraderie among the girls, skill learning, and to perpetuate the love of mountain biking, all while having a great time! 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.
Athens, GA Program Lead
Abby Hobbs currently resides in her hometown of Athens, GA. She’s a University of Georgia student pursuing a degree in chemistry with an emphasis in research revolving around analytical and atmospheric/environmental chemistry (Shout out to more females in science!). When she’s not in her lab coat, you’ll find her racing national enduro, gravel and/or criteriums for local teams and for the University of Georgia cycling team. For Abby, cycling is a place she goes to break away from stress, find peace, and connect with herself and nature. Abby grew up racing motorcycles (Woah!) and eventually found her way to a bicycle (thanks to her brother and a local bike shop), and her life was forever changed! Once Abby switched to mountain biking, the Athens cycling community welcomed her with open arms and became family to her. Abby has found that the friendships you form on the trails last a lifetime and she thinks it’s so important to get more girls and women on bikes. Abby is absolutely stoked on the non-intimidating, pure-joy-inducing environment, and the community building atmosphere of Little Bellas! Abby is pumped for our fall program!
What's Included:• Little Bellas custom bike jersey
• Water bottle
• Goodie bag
• Snacks & Party
What to Bring:
• Mountain Bike - In good working order
• 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