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Program Lead Contact Information

Sara Rauch

Santa Cruz, CA Weekly Program

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Sun
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:8/21 | 8/28 | 9/11 | 9/18 | 9/25 | 10/2 | 10/9 | 10/16 (Rain Date if needed 10/23)
  • Fees:$225
  • Time:4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Location:Siltanen Park & Wilder Ranch State Park - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Registration Opens:April 1, 2022 at 9am
  • Registration Closes:April 22, 2022 at 9am Eastern
  • 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.


Program Description

Sunny California!  Does it get any better? Sun, ocean waves, and amazing mountain bike trails!  The Santa Cruz Weekly Little Bellas Program is the perfect place for kids to get out, get on bikes, and have fun!

The Santa Cruz Weekly Mountain Bike Program offers eight reoccurring, Sundays night sessions with 7 sessions at Siltanen Park and 1 session at Wilder Ranch State Park throughout the fall and is open to girls of all abilities.  Based on fun, the program creates an environment for girls to be themselves, learn the skills of mountain biking, and build confidence through the different games and activities offered.  Riding windy single track, smooth double track, or simply stopping and playing games around one of the many amazing trees within the park, the girls experience a bit of everything.

Girls and Mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) ride once a week, every Sunday over the course of 8 weeks.  We focus on having fun, using games and different activities to teach basic to more advanced mountain bike skills.  This curriculum is designed to promote camaraderie among the girls, progressive skill learning, and to perpetuate the love of mountain biking, all while having a great time!

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.

Santa Cruz, CA Program Lead

Sara is living and loving life in Santa Cruz. She is a California native but having the best of both worlds in Santa Cruz is something she is super psyched about. Beach and forest, what could better. The perfect setting for what she says is the daily endeavor of expending the energy of her three daughter who are 5, 7, and 9 years old. I can only imagine the energy level and I tip my hat to you and your husband. When she does get a little free time, she loves to jump on her bike, rip some trails, and challenge herself, knowing the feeling of accomplishment it can bring. She’s not a fan of heights, loves candy (girl same), and has never broken a bone (girl nope). Before her kiddos, she worked as a social worker with kids from very different kinds of challenging situations who taught her the importance of patience, strength, resilience, and how fun and laughter really are the best medicine. Right there with ya, Sara.

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


1hr to 40 mins- 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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