Little Bellas Launches Birkie Weekend Camp

FasterSkierJune 13, 2017

(Press release)

Little Bellas, a national organization dedicated to helping young women realize their potential through cycling, announces the Birkie Weekend Camp in Hayward, WI, Saturday, August 12th at the Highway 00 Trailhead.

The Birkie Weekend Camp is an all-girls adventure  program designed to get girls hooked on the sport of mountain biking. The one-day program will focus on improving skills and having fun.

“We’re so excited to be bringing the Little Bellas program to even more girls this year,” said Little Bellas executive director Sabra Davison. “Over the last ten years we’ve seen how learning to ride, and working with mentors and other girls can change girls’ lives. We can’t wait to get back on the bikes this summer. To be connected with the Birkie is a big deal and, as a nordic skier myself, I know the cultural weight anything around this trail bears. We can’t wait to bring more girls on bikes to such a well loved place.”

Kristy Maki, American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Operations Manager added, “The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is excited to partner with Little Bellas to bring the Saturday BirkieCamp to Hayward, WI.  The ABSF encourages everyone to live a healthy, active lifestyle and this program is a great step to getting more girls out on the trail.  We hope girls come from all over to learn from great female mentors what is possible and how much fun being active on bikes can be!”

Registration for the weekend program is now open. More information can be found at

More info about Little Bellas: Little Bellas was founded by professional cyclist Lea and Sabra Davison in 2007, and is going strong into its tenth year. The program started in Middlebury, Vermont with the goal to help young women realize their potential through cycling. They aim to create a community that will empower girls through the sport, emphasize the importance of goal-setting, promote healthy lifestyles and recognize the benefits of strong female bonds. In the ten years since they have expanded to be a national organization with programs running in twelve states, ranging from Arkansas to California to Wisconsin. Throughout their ten years, their mentors have worked with over 2000 girls.

About the American Birkebeiner Foundation: The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated, as reflected in the Birkie Mission Statement, to hosting one of the world’s best cross country ski events, the American Birkebeiner, maintaining one of the nation’s premier recreation trails, and promoting healthy lifestyles for people of all ages. The American Birkebeiner is made up of several events in addition to the 51K and 55K Birkie marathon races and the 24K Kortelopet race (the second largest ski race in North America).

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