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Program Lead Contact Information

Diana Allen

diana@littlebellas.com

Elkridge, MD Weekly Program

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Sun
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:6/13 | 6/20 | 6/27 | 7/18 | 7/25 | 8/1 | 8/8 | 8/15 | Make-up 8/22
  • Fees:$199 Inaugural Season Pricing!
  • Time:4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Location:Rockburn Elementary School - Elkridge, MD
  • Registration Opens:March 15, 2021 @ 9 am EST
  • Registration Closes:June 11, 2021 @ 12 pm EST
  • Financial Assistance: Learn More
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Program Description

It's time for summer!  Warmer weather is here, and who isn't ready to get out and play in the woods, in the fields, anywhere outdoors?  A great way to get kids outside and active?  The Little Bellas Elkridge Weekly Program!

The Elkridge Weekly Program  offers eight recurring mountain bike riding sessions throughout the summer.  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 program will meet across from Patapsco Valley State Park at the Rockburn Branch Park.  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.  This program is perfectly located near Downtown Catonsville, making it easy to grab a quick bite after 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.

Maryland 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 a women’s owned and operated bike shop in Catonsville. Are you sensing Diana’s bike theme here?! She is a veteran high school science teacher, former softball coach and the mother of one human, a cat, two dogs, a turtle and seven betta fish.

What's Included:

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

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

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)
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