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Leslie Nagel

Lakeville, MN Weekly Program

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Thurs
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:6/1 | 6/8 | 6/15 | 6/22 | 6/29 | 7/13 | 7/20 | 7/27
  • Fees:$240
  • Time:6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Location:West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
  • Financial Assistance: Learn More
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Program Description

Registration Information

We want program registration to be easy for everyone, so this program’s registration will run on a first come, first serve basis. If the program fills to capacity, you will be able to join a waitlist and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If the program does not fill, registration will remain open until 2 weeks prior to the program launch date.


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 Thursday 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 Thursdays, 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

Leslie Nagel was born and raised in Iowa, until 2000 when she moved to the Twin Cities. She now lives in Saint Paul with her 15 year old silky Terrier, named Kaylee. In 2018, Leslie found mountain biking and it quickly became a year round pursuit, with mountain biking in the summer and fat biking in the winter! She loves to travel with friends to mountain biking destinations. Some of her favorite trips include rides in Moab, UT, Copper Harbor, MI, and Bentonville, AR! Prior to falling in love with mountain biking, Leslie was a runner and a triathlete. She's completed an Ironman triathlon, a 50k trail race, plenty of 25k trail races, and even more marathons! Leslie often cites a former coach who shared the following manta: "You can do more than you think you can." This message resonates with Leslie and with the Little Bellas- we can always do more than we think we can!

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


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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