You never can really understand the power of Little Bellas til you are right dab-smack in the middle of it.
It's like being surrounded by fun. You aren't quite sure what's about to happen next, but you can't wait. It's missing time schedules. Never once did I see a mentor halt an activity to shift gears needlessly. Instead, it just seamlessly flowed with the attention-span of the Little Bellas. That being said, the water-blaster biathlon may have been played into overtime especially when a game of "soak the pro" was added to the shot clock. It's constant smiles and infectious laughter. It's 100% positive and devoid of any person young or old not feeling good enough in any capacity.
After reading last week on cyclingindustry.news that the "average age of a keen MTBer now is 45 years old? There seem to be fewer and fewer young MTBers coming through to replace them," I felt like shadowing this program for a day was a big 'ole bowl of chicken soup for the soul. It is what cycling needs right now. Heck, it's what humanity needs right now. We closed out the day feel hopeful that there is a future to cycling. At least there is if we all start supporting programs like this.
For those of you just tuning in, Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling. They are also a huge benefactor of our profits and mission to grow cycling.