Our super awesome, and insanely motivated Jr. Coach, Jen Bardsely, spent the majority of the summer with our Jr. MT Alpha girls (when she wasn't racing or planning sick family vacays). Jen has an incredible knack for getting (and keeping) girls psyched to be on bikes while teaching them how to be hard core rippers!
Because of Jen's hard work, two of our Jr. girls raced with our race team this year. Baylee Everet and Allie Pennington raced harder and happier than we could have every hoped! We're hoping that we get a few more girls to race with us! *cough. . . Elise Baker. . . cough*
A now, few words from Coach jen b . . .
As I look back on this season of coaching and riding with the Jr Girls, I can't help but feel so much gratitude that these girls will ride single track with me. I make them ride up hill, re-do features, fix flat tires and they keep showing up.
Honestly, these teens are rock stars. We have so much fun. SO MUCH! Think of your best ever slumber party times 10 and on the mountain going fast.
Weekly rides were all over the Missoula area including The Rattlesnake, Blue Mountain, Patty Canyon, The Bitteroot Area, Snowbowl, Butte CDT and Discovery Ski Area.
Over and over I heard the girls state that the trails were getting easier than the last time they road them. They are progressing and it is a joy to be behind watch them slay it!
If you're a Mama or a Papa of a potential Alpha, contact us to get her involved in our 2015 Jr. development team!
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