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Beti Bike Bash Retrospective

Colorado served up another spectacular weekend for the Little Bella’s Beti Bike Bash camp!  The Dream Team of mentors (Els, Kelsey, Amy, Gage, and myself were greeted with blue skies, perfect riding temperatures, and stoked little rippers as we descended on Lakewood, Colorado for two days of camp.  It is so great to be partnered
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Mom and Bikes and All Things Great!

In our Marin Chapter, we have something special.  All chapters have something special, but it this one we have 2 sets of mom-daughter mentors.  So on a day when we give homage to moms, we thought we’d feature these duos because moms and bikes teach us: There will be so many times you feel like
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Little Bellas Mentor from Minnesota named Bike Educator of the Year

Martha Flynn, Little Bellas Program Lead,  has been recognized as Educator of the Year by Bike Minnesota Bicycle Alliance for her work with the Little Bellas and the Minnesota High School Cycling League.  Local bicycle enthusiast, Ashley Starr, nominated Martha for the award.    Martha accepted the award at QBP Headquarters, with encouragement and support from
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Little Bellas and Beti Bike Bash: A Win-Win

Beti Bike Bash presented by Stan’s NoTubes is the largest women’s only mountain bike event in the world.  Founded in 2010, the event serves up a little something for everyone regardless of age, experience, or ability, but in particular, Beti Bike Bash has played in integral role in the growth of Little Bellas and the
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A Girl and Her Bike: Let’s Add This Up!

I have a short story about a girl and her bike. The girl is my daughter. I am an accounting professor, which means I am much better with numbers than words. So, let me start with some figures. After all, “numbers tell a story” is what I tell my students year after year. 12 is
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From Little Bella to Mentor: Meet Anna Singer

Not many know the insides and outs of Little Bellas like Anna Singer. Anna, one of the original Little Bellas in the inaugural program ten years ago, will join the ranks as a Mentor this summer and come full circle with the program. We asked Anna to reflect on her most memorable moment in Little
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Women’s Guide to Nutrition – Part Two

Women’s Guide to Nutrition – Part Two (The Implications of Weight) Stacy Sims, PhD, is an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist. Her long academic and sporting career includes racing at high level in road cycling, XTerra, and IRONMAN triathlons. One consideration women have is a power to weight ratio optimal for high performance. We have
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Get to Know Hazel Brewster

Hazel Brewster has been riding bikes for as long as she can remember.  A natural extension of her everyday life, it took until high school for Hazel to realize bike racing was even a thing. Today, as a competitive cyclist, Hazel knows both sides of being a female cyclist.  She knows the hardships,  the absence
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Q&A Session with Katerina Nash

Kateřina Nash (born December 9, 1977 in Prachatice) is a Czech cross country skier and cyclist.  She recently earned a Bronze Medal at the 2017 UCI World Cyclocross Championships!  Nash participated in the 2017 Women’s Ride Calendar for Little Bellas, and we caught up with her to chat about some very important questions we had
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women's guide to nutrition

Women’s Guide to Nutrition – Part One

Women’s Guide to Nutrition – Part One (Understanding Nutrition and the Menstrual Cycle) Stacy Sims, PhD, is an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist. Her long academic and sporting career includes racing at high level in road cycling, XTerra, and IRONMAN triathlons.  Read what Dr. Sims has to say about women-specific nutrition: Throughout my years of
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