Program Lead Contact Information
Elkridge, MD Weekly Program
- Registration Status:Closed
- Program Type:Weekly
- Day(s) of the Week: Sun
- Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
- Time:4:00 - 6:00 pm
- Location:Rockburn Park, Elkridge, MD
- 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 use a random selection process 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.
The Elkridge Weekly Program offers eight recurring mountain bike riding sessions. Open to riders of all abilities, the focus of each session is fun, allowing each girl to make new friends, learn new skills, and build confidence, all in a positive, fun environment.
The girls will benefit from riding a skills park AND a pump track! Whether it's riding through a color powder tunnel or playing bike limbo, the program strives to create an environment built around having fun and learning the skills of mountain biking.
Meeting and riding once a week, girls and mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) will participate in various activities, rides, and games all as a way to work on a mountain bike skills progression. The girls will be given healthy challenges to test and grow their skills but in a friendly, fun, safe environment. 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.
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.
Elkridge Program Lead
Diana currently resides outside of Baltimore, Maryland by way of Southern California. She moved to the east coast to attend Johns Hopkins University and stayed in the area after graduating. Diana has experience in a wide variety of bike disciplines, but mountain biking is her passion. She is committed to growing the mountain bike community and introducing new people to the sport both as a mentor and coach. She especially loves to work with children and beginner women and she helps lead a number of kids and women’s cycling events. She is a volunteer core staff member of the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League (MICL) and serves as a coach supporter and the Girls Riding Together (GRiT) assistant. She also works as a part-time mechanic at Patapsco Bicycles in Elkridge. Are you sensing Diana’s bike theme here?! She is a veteran high school science teacher, former softball coach and the mother of two humans, three dogs, a turtle and five beta fish.
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 (each day of the program has a different and unique curriculum)