Tuscaloosa, AL Weekly Program
- Dates:3/26 | 4/2 | 4/9 | 4/16 | 4/23 | 4/30 | 5/7 | 5/14
- Fees:$250 (Early Bird $225 until 2/1)
- Time:5:30 - 7:30 pm
- Location:Munny Sokol Trail Head, Tuscaloosa, AL
Early/late spring offers some of the best weather for getting outside and riding in the South. Temperatures aren't too hot but not too cool and trails are not too crowded. It's a great time to get out on the trails for adults and kids alike. What's a great way to get kids out and riding the trails? The Little Bellas Tuscaloosa Thursday Program!
The Tuscaloosa Thursday Mountain Bike Program meets at Munny Sokol Mountain Bike Trails and is open to girls of all abilities. The program offers eight recurring mountain biking sessions throughout the spring and focuses on allowing each girl to learn new skills and build confidence, all in a positive, fun environment. Using both trail riding and specific games both on and off the bike, the girls practice proper riding technique, eat snacks, and make new friends, less than six miles from downtown Tuscaloosa.
Once a week, Thursdays, over the course of 8 weeks, girls and Mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) will meet and participate in a variety of activities including games and trail riding. Through these games and activities, we focus on having fun, using the different elements of the activity to teach and work on basic to more advanced mountain bike skills. This curriculum is designed to teach the girls skills progressively, and perpetuate the love of mountain biking, all while laughing, giggling, and having a great time! This program is for riding and fun and is not focused on competition.
Scholarships are available so please communicate any financial help needed by thoroughly answering the questions about her or her equipment needs when registering.
- What's Included:A jersey, goodie bag, snacks & party
- 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
- 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)
Program Lead Contact Information
- Name:Rebecca (Beck) Matteo
- Email Address:
Beck loves bicycles. She "borrowed" her brother's BMX bike as a kid and never looked back. Road cycling and triathlons, onto mountain biking and gravel grinding, if it involves two wheels and pedaling, Beck wants to be a part of it. It's about getting out on the trail, getting in the dirt, meeting trail dogs and their humans, and sending it as much as she can. And climbing (huh? Um, ok). Beck loves hills. I mean, she met her husband on a century ride in the mountains of NC. I guess she found another thing she loved in those mountains! She resided in Vermont for a while, ripping up the trails of the Northeast but a recent move (we forgive her) to Tuscaloosa, has her looking to bring her love of the dirt to the Southeast. She wants to bring some mountain biking fever to girls of all ages in Alabama. Find those hills and ride on!