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Program Lead Contact Information

Gage O'Donnell

gage@littlebellas.com

Williston, VT Weekly 1 Program

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Weekly
  • Day(s) of the Week: Sun
  • Ages:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Dates:5/22 | 5/30 (MONDAY) | 6/5 | 6/12 | 6/19 (Rain Date if needed 6/26)
  • Fees:$165
  • Time:4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Location:Catamount Family Center, 592 Governor Chittenden Rd, Williston, VT 05495
  • Registration Opens:February 1, 2022 at 9 am
  • Registration Closes:May 18, 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 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.

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Program Description

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.   What's a great way to keep kids outside and the fun and giggles going?  The Little Bellas Williston EXPLORE 1 Program!

This is program and is geared for ages 7-13. We can't wait for Sundays!

This 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.

Williston Program Lead

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.  

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 in - Snack (provided)
• 45min- Games and activities (each day of the program has a different and unique curriculum)
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