Ride Like a Girl is now accepting applications from BC athletes for the 2017 mentorship program. If you are under the age of 20 and keen to progress your downhill, enduro, cross-country or freeriding skills, you may have just what it takes to be the next athlete in the 2017 program. Ride Like a Girl will be selecting seven athletes to be matched with pro-athletes throughout the season.
Athletes selected for the program will have the opportunity to receive guidance, racing advice and have an opportunity to meet and ride with a professional athlete in their discipline. Ride Like a Girl’s mentors include well-known mountain bike athletes Katrina Strand (Enduro/Downhill), Jaime Hill (Downhill), Carolyn Kavanagh (freeride/downhill), Trish Bromley (freeride/downhill), Mical Dyck (cross-country), Katie Holden (freeriding) and Sandra Walter (cross-country). Each of the 2017 mentors are internationally accomplished athletes with experience racing world cups and national level events, and many years experience in the mountain bike industry.
“I love being a Ride Like a Girl mentor because it gives me a way to share the years and years of experience and knowledge that I’ve gained through racing. I feel it would be a shame if I couldn’t pass it on to young riders. And if some piece of advice that I give a developing athlete actually helps them, that would be awesome,” says Sandra Walter, pro cross-country racer, and nine time Canadian national team member.
Ride Like a Girl is accepting applications until February 28, 2017. Interested athletes must be under the age of 20, live in British Columbia, and have some racing/freeriding experience. Community involvement including coaching, trail building, helping with races and events, and other volunteer pursuits are an asset for applicants.
For more info and to apply, please visit ridelikeagirl.ca
Original post by Amber Zirnhelt on PinkBike. Republished with permission