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Program Lead Contact Information

Missy Petty

Knoxville, TN Weekly Program

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Tues
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:8/3 | 8/10 | 8/17 | 8/24 | 8/31 | 9/7 | 9/14 | 9/21 | Make up: Thursday of the same week
  • Fees:$250 (Early Bird $225 until 5/20)
  • Time:5:30 - 7:30pm
  • Location:Baker Creek Preserve 3700 Lancaster Dr Knoxville, TN 37920
  • Registration Opens:May 14, 2021 @ 9am ET
  • Registration Closes:August 1, 2021 @ 12pm ET
  • Financial Assistance: Learn More
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Program Description


The summer is, unfortunately, coming to an end,  boo!  There is still some great riding to be had and what better way to get kids out and riding than the Little Bellas Knoxville Weekly Program!

The Knoxville Weekly Program meets eight Tuesdays at Baker Creek Preserve and is open to girls of all abilities.  Based around having fun, the program creates an environment to allow each girl to make new friends, ride trails, and play games, all while learning skills for the sport of mountain biking.  Whether it's riding the double track of Pappy's Way or taking the bermy single tracks of Floyd Fox, Baker Creek offers the program the perfect venue fun,  adventures in nature, and spectacular views for all abilities of rider.

Girls and Mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) ride once a week and participate in games and activities to help them build confidence and mountain bike skills in a progression.  The girls will be given healthy challenges in a friendly, fun environment, both on and off the bike. This curriculum is designed to promote camaraderie among the girls, skill learning, and to perpetuate the love of mountain biking, all while 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.

Scholarships are available so please communicate any financial help needed by thoroughly answering the questions about her or her equipment needs when registering.

Knoxville Program Lead

Missy hails from Knoxville and lives roughly 1 mile from 70 miles of trails.  Guess where you can find Missy most of the time.  If you guessed, at fisheries trying to save imperiled fish species and the water they live in, you'd be correct! No, not what you guessed? Okay, Missy is a fisheries biologist, and it's awesome, but where can she be found the rest of the time?  On the trails or at cycling events, spreading the word, ripping, and riding. A curator of high fives and perma-stoke, Missy was a mentor for the Little Bellas Chattanooga Program and loved it so much, she went about starting a chapter in Knoxville.  She loved seeing the confidence built through the program and wants to continue to empower girls in her area and bring rad women together to ride bikes.  Missy's passion, love for riding, and sharing that love most definitely makes her not just another fish in the sea.  (see what I did there?) It makes her an amazing human Little Bellas is lucky to have!

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


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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