The Little Big, a "Ridestyle event weekend for women" is coming up, and it's not an event to miss!
Nestled in the woods of beautiful Truckee, California, lies the ever improving "Truckee Bike Park" which includes features for all ages and levels of riders. On September 27th and 28th, the pro ladies of MTB will descend upon the park to coach new riders in a clinic, and host a competition the next day. This event is for riders of all levels, from beginner, to pro! All proceeds go into the building of the bike park. (Read the flyer below for more exact details on what will be happening).
I happened to stumble upon this event flyer last year, and made my way to Truckee for the contest. I had barely ridden dirt jumps, and never met anyone from the ladies MTB community. Nervous and shy, I slowly inched my way up to the top of the track, and was immediately welcomed by a crew of amazing ladies, who I am so glad to now know. Some of the coaches included Kat Sweet, Cortney Knudson, Stephanie Nychka, Lisa Tharp, and Linsey Voreis. Coming from the BMX side of things, I'd never been around more than one girl rider at a time, so this was such a cool experience having so many throughout the weekend. The clinics are great, lots of laughs, meeting new people, and learning new things, and the competition is just as fun, and very relaxed (for those of you worried about your first contest). Overall, it's really just a fun, all girls weekend, that you definitely don't want to miss!
I'm really excited to be attending again this year, and I hope that we can get more BMX girls out there too! If you can hit a dirt jump, or want to learn how to do so, come on out!
More info as well can be found on their website: http://www.thelittlebigattruckee.com/