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Program Lead Contact Information

Valerie Dosland

valerie@littlebellas.com

Lakeville, MN Weekly Program

  • Registration Status:Program And Waitlist Full
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Tues
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:6/7 | 6/14 | 6/21 | 6/28 | 7/12 | 7/19 | 7/26 | 8/2 (Rain Date if needed 8/9)
  • Fees:$225
  • Time:6:00 - 8:00pm
  • Location:West Lake Marion, 19863 Juno Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044
  • Registration Opens:March 1, 2022 at 9 am
  • Registration Closes:May 31, 2022 at 9 am Eastern time
  • Financial Assistance: Learn More
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Program Description

Registration Process 

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.

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Program Description

Summer will be here soon enough and even though it might not seem like the cold and snow will ever end, awesome weather and riding will be here in the blink of an eye.  Maybe a few blinks but still, it's never too soon to start planning for summer! Kids want to get outside and have fun after being in a classroom all day.  School is awesome and fun but there's always extra energy stored up from a day of learning.  The Little Bellas Lakeville Tuesday Program is a great way to get kids out for much needed fun and play!

The Lakeville Program Mountain Bike Program meets for eight select Sundays, late spring into summer at West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail.  The program welcomes girls of all and any abilities to have fun, ride bikes, play games, and learn skills for mountain biking.  It's main focus is to have fun!  The goal is to create a fun, positive environment for the girls to build confidence and learn new skills.  Whether it's riding the rollers and berms or tackling a few switchbacks, West Lake Marion offers a full range of trails for every level of rider.

Girls and Mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) ride once a week and work on a mountain bike skills progression through different activities, rides, and adventures. The goal is to get girls outside, out on trails, and out with other girls to reinforce common bonds and build confidence, all while progressively building mountain bike skills.  The girls will be given healthy challenges in a friendly, fun environment. This program is for riding and promoting a love for mountain biking 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.

Is your participant ages 12 or 13? If so, they are eligible to join our Twin Cities Ride Program geared specifically for older girls.

Lakeville, MN Program Lead

Valerie has had a love of cycling for a very long time.  Although she enjoys all disciplines of riding, mountain biking was definitely her first love.  Understandably so!  Along with being a Little Bellas mentor since 2014 in the Woodbury, MN Program, she is also actively involved in her area mountain bike community and other programs whose focus is supporting youth and women's leadership in her community.  Stepping into the Lead mentor role is a natural next step and Valerie is super excited to continue spreading the message of getting more girls on bikes! And although bikes are her first love, she also loves partaking in winter sports (I mean, it's Minnesota so....) like nordic and alpine skiing.  Valerie is all about getting involved as much as possible and experiencing life! 

What's Included:

• Little Bellas custom bike jersey
• Water bottle
• Goodie bag
• Snacks & Party

What to Bring:

• Bike Specific Helmet
• Mountain Bike - In good working order
• Water
• Closed-toed shoes
• Rain gear or extra layers if necessary

Schedule:

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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