Williston, VT Weekly Program (August)
- Dates:7/26 | 8/2 | 8/9 | 8/16 | 8/23 | Make-Up Day: 8/30
- Fees:$185 ($165 Early Bird until 3/15)
- Time:4:00 - 6:20 pm
- Location:Catamount Family Center, 592 Governor Chittenden Rd, Williston, VT 05495
Vermont summers are the BEST! They may be short but there is so much fun to be packed in! Kids are trying to soak up as much time and fun outside as they can as they know once August rolls around, school is just around the corner. There's still plenty of summer left, though, and what's a great way to keep kids outside and the fun and giggles going? The Little Bellas Williston Weekly Program!
The Little Bellas Williston Weekly Program was the very first Little Bellas program and has been running since 2007. This was the place where we saw the positive and confidence building impact mountain biking, mixed with fun, could have on young girls. The program is open to all abilities and meets five select Sundays at Catamount Family Center throughout the middle to late summer. Our goal is to create an environment where learning mountain bike skills, building confidence, and growing the camaraderie among young girls is centered around having fun. Whether it's riding the pump track, racing a "slow" race, enjoying the flow of Pure Bliss, eating snacks, or working our way up to the views of Indian Lookout, Catamount offers the perfect mix of sweet riding and fun challenges ideal for this program.
Once a week, the girls and mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) will engage in different activities, rides, and games as a way to progress through a basic to advanced mountain biking skill set. The girls will be given healthy challenges in a friendly, fun environment. 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! This program is for riding and fun 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.
Participation in Little Bellas allows each girl's trail fee to be waved. If parents would like to ride the trails while their daughter is in session, they will have to purchase a trail pass.
- What's Included:A jersey, goodie bag, snacks & party
- What to Bring:• Bike Specific 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:1hr to 40 mins- Trail ride in small, age/ability appropriate groups
15 min- Snack (provided)
1hr to 45min- Games and activities (each day of the program has a different and unique curriculum)
Program Lead Contact Information
- Name:Gage O'Donnell
- Email Address:
Gage started riding mountain bikes in elementary school during a dryland training ski camp. She was hooked. Working mountain bikes camps in high school and hitting the trails as much as possible, riding became her summer "skiing". She uses mountain biking to get her through the summer until skiing and skiing to get her through the winter until mountain biking. She has found the perfect balance of awesome. Gage is not only the VT lead mentor, but also assists with B Project and at Little Bellas camps around the country, feeding both her passion for getting girls on bikes and her love of VT Smoke and Cure Meat Sticks. She also aspires to be a professional Little Bellas one day.