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The Skinny on Childhood Obesity | Download Ten Tips for Parents

In our country today, more then 1/3 of all children and teens are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is a serious problem. It puts our kids at risk for poor health now and complications down the road. There are many myths out there about obesity. Unfortunately children (and adults) who are overweight or obese get
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Sabra Davison checks out the Specialized Pitch 650b Little Bellas edition with a group of Little Bellas

Specialized Women’s Pitch – Little Bellas Edition

 The Story Behind the “Heart of Gold” Concept Specialized Bicycles has created and launched a Little Bellas Edition Women’s Pitch mountain bike. The Little Bellas edition mountain bike is intended to honor, encourage, and empower girls to ride bikes.  The gloss Chambray blue base colorway with gold foil accents immediately draws attention.  Girls can individually
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Grand Prix North Star Bicycle Festival

Celebrating Women in Sport (Little Bellas Style)

The Minnesota Little Bellas had the opportunity to give out awards for the North Star Grand Prix Pro and Amateur bicycle races in MN June 14-18, 2017. This opportunity was won through a raffle at the Pedal4parity event, an event celebrating women in sport through the lens of cycling, whose aim is to bring together
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women on sidelines at Beti Bike Bash cheering

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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Kate Courtney on a trainer in the Specialized Racing tent poses with her mom

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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Martha Flynn at QBP Headquarters

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 ride through crowds cheering at Beti Bike Bash

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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girl with diabetes rides her bike with no hands

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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Anna Singer - Vermont Mentor

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

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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