We spent the week riding the trails at Nox working on becoming more confident riders, supporting each other through teamwork and encouragement, and creating friendships that will hopefully last a long time. We played games and ate snacks. We sang songs and learned the different parts of our bikes. The entire week I woke up excited for camp. I woke up excited that I got to ride my bike with other girls who were psyched on bikes.
Programs like Little Bellas are so important to help young girls see that they are capable of incredible things, things that they may be hesistant to try simply out of fear or self-doubt. To work with these girls in a constructive environment and see them achieve goals they set each morning was a gift. I hope to continue being involved in the Little Bellas program and hope you'll consider it too. Be prepared to spend an entire week being totally stoked! (Also, I may have got teary eyed more than once.) Thanks to Lisa at Cutters in Bethlehem for making camp happen and thank you to the fine folks at Fitness Central Bike Shop in Schnecksville for hooking me up with a sick bike for the week so I could keep up with these little rippers. The bike community in the Lehigh Valley & Upper Bucks has proven to be some of the best people.