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Program Lead Contact Information

Valerie Foley

info@littlebellas.com

Rhinelander, WI Weekly Program

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Sun
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:8/7 | 8/14 | 8/21 | 8/28 | 9/5 (Monday) | 9/11 | 9/18 | 9/25 (Rain Date if needed 10/2)
  • Time:3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Location:Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area - Rhinelander, WI
  • Registration Opens:April 1, 2022 at 9 am
  • 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 go to a lottery system 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

Welcome to Little Bellas Rhinelander!

The Rhinelander Mountain Bike Weekly Program meets for eight weeks in August and September at Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area during the perfect time of year as we transition into fall! The program welcomes girls of all and any abilities to have fun, ride bikes, play games, and learn skills for mountain biking.  Our main focus is having fun!  The goal is to create a fun, positive environment for the girls to build confidence and learn new skills. The program starts with great beginner trails for anyone wanting to give mountain biking a whirl!  The trails lie within a mix of beautiful pines and hardwoods and pass through a meadow filled with milkweed and monarch butterflies in the summer.  Who wants to chase some butterflies while biking?  Additional trail networks include more twisty flowing trails through the trees and up the hills for a great views on terrain suitable for any 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.

Rhinelander, WI Program Lead

Valerie started mountain biking in the mid 80s and has never looked back! Her love for singletrack, encouraging friends on the trails, racing, and learning new tricks keeps her coming back for more. For fun, Valerie likes to race in the Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) and on the challenging trails of the Keweenaw Peninsula. In addition to started the Rhinelander program, Valerie is a certified PMBIA Level 1 instructor, NICA and BICP Level 1 coach (we think it’s safe to say that she knows a thing or two about having fun on bikes!). When she’s not biking, she enjoys kayaking, especially multi-day trips on Lake Superior & the Apostle Islands, paddleboarding, xc skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, coaching our local youth Nordic ski program, camping & walking my dog, Moose! The snow in Northern Wisconsin also makes it possible for her to fat bike during the winter months - wahoo!

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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