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Program Lead Contact Information

Karen Capuano

Phoenix, AZ Give It A Whirl Day

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Event
  • Day(s) of the Week: Sun
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Fees:FREE!
  • Location:McDowell Mountain Regional Park 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Fort McDowell, AZ
  • Registration Opens:February 1st, 2020 @ 9am local time
  • Registration Closes:TBD
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Program Description


This program is an all-girls, Give it a Whirl Day held at Fort McDowell Regional Park  just outside of the greater Phoenix area.  With over 50 miles of multi-use trails and spectacular mountain views, the park is a mountain bikers paradise!  And better yet, it's a Little Bellas paradise too!

A Give it a Whirl day aims to get girls of all abilities either introduced to the sport or help them develop an already present interest. Based around having fun, we play lots of games (on and off the bike), explore and ride trails, incorporate basic bike skills and then adjust those skills as the girls progress.

We also use the mountain bike experience to help the girls gain confidence, build camaraderie other girls on bikes, seek out new adventures, and get outdoors!  These are learning skills your daughter can take with her throughout life!

It is a great opportunity for girls looking to try out mountain biking as well as for those who are ready for the next level of challenge.

Phoenix Program Lead

Karen has two loves: math and cycling. They may seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum but when you’re hanging out in Sedona, looking for something to do and mountain biking hasn’t been “invented” yet (girl same), ya have to find other things to occupy your time. And why not math?! But where’s the mountain biking, you ask? Fast forward to when Karen went to college for what we can only assume to be super math (we’ve heard about it, trust us, super math) and she started riding mountain bikes as a way to unwind. It all came together. For going on 30 years, Karen has been dedicated to teaching math. In 2016, she started The Pinnacle High School cycling team and coaches it to this day. Dedication and a want to educate and help future generations learn and expand their experiences, Karen embodies this. Math and cycling.

What's Included:

Fun, snacks, games, and riding bikes!

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


1hr to 40 mins- Trail ride in small, age/ability appropriate groups
15 min- Snack (provided)
1hr to 45min- Games and activities
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