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Program Lead Contact Information

Lauren Kling

lauren@littlebellas.com

Walpole, MA Give It a Whirl Day

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Dates:TBD
  • Fees:Free!
  • Time:3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Location:Adam's Farm - 999 North St, Walpole, MA 02081
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Program Description

This program is an all-girls, Give it a Whirl Day held at DCR's Great Brook Farm State Park just outside of the greater Boston area.  With over 70 spectacular trails, 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.

Walpole, MA Program Lead

Leading the NW Boston and Walpole, MA programs is nature and dirt-loving mountain bike enthusiast, Lauren Kling. Lauren believes in trying out new adventure lines, playing in mud, sharing fun nature facts, and petting every dog and cat she comes across (as long as their people say it's okay!). She works full-time with kids with disabilities as a physical therapist and enjoys spending her free time helping girls, women, and people of all ability levels access the outdoors through local rides, Little Bellas, and volunteering for an adaptive surfing and an adaptive mountain biking program! When not out on the trails, Lauren is probably walking in the woods with her sweet 13 year old cattledog mix (and retired trail dog) and Finch's doggy friends, trying to keep her jungle of houseplants happy, or making something with her hands - pottery, sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening, and more! Lauren loves working to build an inclusive and welcoming community for girls and women on bikes and can't wait to ride bikes with the amazing Little Bellas and Mentors this year!

What's Included:

Fun, snacks, games, and riding bikes!

What to Bring:

• Bike Specific Helmet
• Mountain Bike - In good working order
• Water
• Closed-toed shoes
• Rain gear or extra layers if necessary

Schedule:

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