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Program Lead Contact Information

Lizzie Hughes

Hayward, WI Give It A Whirl Day

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Event
  • Day(s) of the Week: Sat
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:7/11
  • Fees:$25 (Early Bird $20 until 3/15)
  • Time:9:30am - 11:30am
  • Location:Hospital Trails, Hayward, WI
  • Registration Opens:February 1st, 2020 @ 9am CT
  • Registration Closes:July 7th, 2020 @ 12pm CT
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Program Description


They say Birkie provides year-round, healthy, active lifestyle events for thousands of adventurous spirits of all ages and abilities, so it just felt right that Little Bellas came to town!  And here we are!

This program is an all-girls, Give it a Whirl Day held in Hayward at one of Wisconsin's best mountain bike trail systems, the Birkie and CAMBA trails.  This is a mountain bikers paradise!  And better yet, it's a Little Bellas paradise too!

This Give it a Whirl day aims to get girls of all abilities either introduced to the sport or help them develop an already present interest. Based around having fun, we play lots of games (on and off the bike), explore and ride trails, incorporate basic bike skills and then adjust those skills as the girls progress.

We also use the mountain bike experience to help the girls gain confidence, build camaraderie other girls on bikes, seek out new adventures, and get outdoors!  These are learning skills your daughter can take with her throughout life!

It is a great opportunity for girls looking to try out mountain biking as well as for those who are ready for the next level of challenge.

Wisconsin Program Lead

Lizzie is originally from California and landed in Wisconsin via D.C. by what some might call fate. While attending a mountain biking event in WI, she happened to unknowingly bump into…. her future husband. Fast forward a couple years, she has moved to WI and lives on 10 acres with aforementioned husband, chickens and 3 trail dogs. This is perfect for the self-described outdoor enthusiast and obsessed mountain biker (thanks to her mom), who can jump on trails right from her house and be part of a community immersed in outdoor activities. A former athlete herself, Lizzie has become a multisport coach in her community, coaching her local NICA mountain bike team in the summer and local Nordic ski team in the winter. Because it snows just a little bit in WI. She’s even coached t-ball. (Didn’t even know this was a thing) But through all her coaching experiences, hee hee, t-ball, Lizzie found helping women and girls ride mountain bikes is a truly great and fulfilling experience she wants to replicate as much as possible. Same Lizzie, same.

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


1hr to 40 mins- Trail ride in small, age/ability appropriate groups
15 min- Snack (provided)
1hr to 45min- Games and activities
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