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Chelsea Schwabe

Chattanooga, TN Weekly Program

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Sun
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:8/15 | 8/22 | 8/29 | 9/6 (Mon) | 9/12 | 9/19 | 9/26 | 10/3 | Make up Date: 10/10
  • Fees:$250 (Early Bird $225 until 6/8)
  • Time:3:00 - 5:00pm
  • Location:White Oak Park - Chattanooga, TN
  • Registration Opens:June 1, 2021 @ 9 am local time
  • Registration Closes:August 13, 2021 @ 12 pm local time
  • Financial Assistance: Learn More
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Program Description

Imagine being a kid growing up in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains?  There's nothing like giving kids the opportunity to get outdoors and ride mountain bikes and the Little Bellas Chattanooga Weekly Program is the perfect place for this to happen!

The Chattanooga Weekly Mountain Bike Program meets at White Oak Park and is open to girls of all abilities.  The program offers eight recurring mountain biking sessions throughout the spring and focuses on allowing each girl to learn new skills and build confidence, all in a positive, fun environment.  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 one of Chattanooga's most popular and family friendly trail systems.

Once a week, Sundays, over the course of 8 weeks, girls and Mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) will meet and participate in a variety of activities including games and trail riding. Through these games and  activities, we focus on having fun, using the different elements of the activity to teach and work on basic to more advanced mountain bike skills.  This curriculum is designed to teach the girls skills progressively, and perpetuate the love of mountain biking, all while laughing, giggling, and 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.

Chattanooga Program Lead

 I feel like her bio pic says all that needs to be said about Chelsea.  A self proclaimed, Professional Recreator, Chelsea works full time at a YMCA camp doing all the things.  She camps, hikes, bakes, star gazes, gardens, plays kickball, plays ultimate frisbee, rock climbs, and, oh yeah, road and mountain bikes.  There it is!  Her love for mountain biking came after hanging out with a local women's multi-sport (of course) group.  She was hooked and is so passionate about getting women involved with sports and activities, she is now on their board.  When Little Bellas came to Chattanooga, it was pretty evident Chelsea would be an amazing fit for taking over as lead for the program.  Empowering young girls on mountain bikes?  Right up her alley.  And her favorite animal is a narwhal.  The narwhal is pretty much the unofficial mascot of Little Bellas.  I mean, how perfect is that? 

What's Included:

• Louis Garneau full zip bike jersey
• Goodie bag
• Snacks & party

What to Bring:

• Bike Specific 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


40 mins to 1 hr - 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)
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