Introducing The Gritty Girls Mountain Bike Club!
Gritty Girls was pioneered by Shelley Lutz, coordinator of our Wellness Revolution program in Rutland, Vermont. The series of rides and workshops was a Rutland Parks & Rec program, supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, and the girls had a blast. We were happy to support the effort with bike clothing for the participants.
As Shelley told us:
Gritty Girls started with 26 girls. The women volunteers had as much fun as the girls did. Learning new skills, how to use both brakes (a novel idea!) and shifting gears. The kids had a ball, volunteers and parents had fun watching the kids improve. We held a raffle at the end with the Terry clothing. Each kid got something, the girls loved the jerseys, shorts and knickers. Some of them put the clothing right on, and said “This pad feels funny,” walking out of the bathroom – a new experience!