Vermont B Project
- Dates:Tuesdays: 6/30 | 7/7 | 7/14 | 7/21 | 7/28 | 8/4 | 8/11 | 8/18 | 8/25 Sundays: 7/5 | 7/12 | 7/19 | 7/26 | 8/2 | 8/9 | 8/16 | 8/23 | 8/30
- Fees:$670 ($650 Early Bird until 3/15)
- Time:Tuesdays - 5:45 - 7:45pm. Sundays - time will vary
- Location:Chittenden County and beyond
Over the last 12 years, many girls have taken part in a Little Bellas program, whether it was a camp, weekly program, or weekly ride. Many girls have spent numerous year taking part in Little Bellas and have grown with the program, spending a fair amount of those years with us. This presented a unique problem as girls started to "age out" of Little Bellas. They weren't ready to go and we weren't ready to say good bye yet. Thus was born, B Project.
The B Project is an outdoor sports based program centered around building confidence, self-esteem, and esprit de corps among young women ages 14-18. Focused around cycling, the program presents young women with adventurous activities designed to be fun, challenge their fitness and minds, and give them skills needed to set and accomplish goals.
This program meets 2 days a week, with one session presenting an activity the women may be familiar such as mountain biking. The challenge comes with varied terrain, longer duration rides, and trails they may or may not be familiar with. The second session will dabble in more adventurous activities, either combined with mountain biking or not. These are activities they might not be as familiar with, of much longer duration to challenge both their minds and bodies. The objective is to mix it up, keep them guessing, and allow them to adapt to the task set before them.
All these different activities will help prepare and build them toward a season finale goal, which will be made known to them upon arriving for their first session because surprises are fun! The goal through the whole experience: help them realize with the right skills, confidence, and mindset there are no limits. To promote them to seek out their own adventures and gain skills, both physically and mentally, to go confidently towards achieving their goals as they continue on the journey in life.
Tuesdays - 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 5:45-7:45pm
Sundays - 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30* Varied time & duration
This program is designed to be compatible with participating in the Wednesday Ride Program and the Junior Mentoring Program.
- What's Included:Cycling mtn. bike jersey, nightlights to use if needed, snack.
- What to Bring:Bike, clipless pedals, CamelBak (50-75mL w/pack space), regular backpack, Hiking shoes/sneakers, windblock/waterproof shell, first aid kit, tire repair kit, watch. Specific items will be needed for the different sessions but a list will be provided for those sessions.
- Schedule:Tues, Sat.
Some activities will include riding to Hinesburg Town Forest, bouldering/hiking around Mt. Mansfield, riding the Kingdom Trails, ride to hikes, and general wilderness skills.
Program Lead Contact Information
- Name:Sarah Schreib
- Email Address:
Sarah Schreib, heads up the program, with her trusty fellow mentors, Gage O'Donnell and Hazel Brewster. Schreib has been a mentor for over twelve years. Mountain biking, mountaineering, climbing, backpacking, trail running if it's outdoors, she wants in. She doesn't believe in limits and firmly believes with preparation and the right attitude, anything is possible. Gage and Hazel both share similar mindsets. Gage is constantly outdoors, riding, hiking, and enjoying the spoils of nature. Hazel recently finished her college degree (woo-hoo!), will be interning in Scotland for four months, and has worked on political campaigns for VT's governor but still finds the time to rip some serious Enduro races and mountain bike trails. The combined experience of these ladies is impressive and their dedication to this program is unsurpassed. Getting young women outside, challenging themselves, and experiencing new things is their main goal. They all realize the positive affect it had on their lives and making them into the women they are today.