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Ladies mountain bike fest will be first-ever for Williams Lake

Three days of sport and community aimed at women in lakecity
Ride Your Ride Ladies Mountain Bike Fest is a new three-day event planned for May 10, 11, 12, 2024 in Williams Lake aimed at growing the sport for women. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

The first ever Ride Your Ride Ladies Mountain Bike Fest will be taking place May 10, 11, and 12 in Williams Lake.

The three-day festival will be an “exclusively inclusive” weekend of riding, empowerment and celebrating ladies bike culture in the Cariboo, according to the event page.

Small group bike workshops based on riding ability, social events, live music and food will all be part of the festival, which opened for general registration on the weekend.

With the aim of providing an inclusive and supportive environment, the bike fest idea sparked from a conversation between two women on a ladies mountain bike trip.

Beth Holden and Dena Baumann wanted to provide an opportunity to connect women who mountain bike or want to try the sport in a safe, supportive environment to help build confidence, skills and community.

The event is being supported by the Williams Lake Cycling Club and is aimed at women 16 years old and up. In order to make the event accessible to anyone, it is being offered at a sliding cost scale as well. Within days of opening up registration the festival has reportedly nearly sold out.

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Ruth Lloyd

About the Author: Ruth Lloyd

I moved back to my hometown of Williams Lake after living away and joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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