In this episode, we speak with Eleri Harris, current president of the MUDDBUNNIES, a mountain bike club for women and the 2020 Cycling BC Community Award recipient for Club of the Year. Eleri tells us more about the club, where they ride, what they’re like, and how the Muddbunnies got her to dig deep into her ‘courage bucket’ to take her riding to the next level.
2020 Cycling BC Community Awards Recipient – Club of the Year: Muddbunnies Riding Club
“Muddbunnies are a Canada-wide women’s-specific mountain bike club with three chapters in B.C. In a year that threw curveballs, the volunteer executive, volunteer ride leads and sweeps, went above and beyond to build club community while leading group rides at all levels that were in accordance with COVID protocols. The volunteer leads and sweeps are amazing. As the team website states, the club is more about being role models than racing and there are some kick-ass role models that know how to build even the timidest of riders (i.e. me) up to feel like they can ride just about anything. Because there was a cap on participants, these volunteers put in even MORE hours to try to offer rides for all levels. When we could no longer meet, in order to still build camaraderie, they came up with ways for people to connect and share their riding experiences online.”
~ submitted by Anonymous Nominator