LADIES: Dive in for Women’s Mountain Bike Day!

by Lauren Costantini, Sacred Rides Boulder

 

HEY LADIES: BLOCK OFF SATURDAY MAY 5 FOR A SPECIAL DIRT DATE!

IMBA (mountain biking’s biggest public advocacy group) has officially named the first Saturday of every May as International Women’s Mountain Bike Day!

photo: IMBA

The aims of an official ‘holiday for women who shred’ are to make women riders more visible, generate ideas for improving women’s engagement in the sport, and create a welcoming environment for enthusiasm and fun.

Although there are many women making a difference in mountain biking where they live, there are still far fewer of them engaged. Leadership teams at local mountain bike organizations and trail groups are overwhelmingly male-only.

How can we CHANGE this?

When women get activated and involved with something they’re passionate about, they do amazing things. We’ve included a list of ways to MAKE CHANGE below, but simply showing your non-cycling girlfriends the ropes of mountain biking, or getting out and adding one more woman to the trails are perfect ways to celebrate #WomensMTBday.

 Women’s Mountain Bike Day came out of the 2018 IMBA UPRISING event (which I attended) – the first-ever women’s mountain bike conference. Nearly 150 women descended on the bicycle-loving town of Bentonville, Arkansas to talk trails, communities and being a champion for both.

Original blog here

 

 

 

About Lauren Costantini:

As a former Pro mountain bike and cyclocross racer, I’m thrilled to share my knowledge and love of the Majestic Rocky Mountains and incredible trails around Boulder, Colorado! I love riding 2 wheels of any style: cross country, downhill, all-mountain, fat biking, touring, or commuting to the coffee shop.

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