On July Wednesday, 17th the Canmore Nordic Centre welcomed a group of female mountain bike enthusiasts for the second annual Bella’s, Bikes and BBQ event in partnership with 24hrs of Adrenalin.
As the Fast and Female team was finalizing the last details in preparation for the event, dark skies engulfed the town of Canmore, bringing heavy thundershowers, severe winds and a risk of hail. Moving forward with the event was looking grim but at the last minute Mother Nature had a change of heart and brought the sun out for what turned out to be perfect weather for this fantastic event.
Excited women arrived from Canmore, Calgary and even a group from Invemere B.C. – all ready to take on some of the many trails that the Canmore Nordic Centre has to offer. To start the event off, Fast and Female Executive Director, Casey Peirce, welcomed all participants and thanked the crowd for their support in empowering girls through sport. Local teacher Sabrina Harper followed with a fun and energetic dance warm up to get things started. Immediately after, the ladies were sent out onto the course lead by their accomplished volunteer ride leaders for an hour of skills, drills and biking fun. The advanced group delivered rave reviews on their sneak peek of the full 24 Hours of Adrenalin course set for the upcoming weekend.
The night was wrapped up with a tasty BBQ prepared by the kitchen team at the Canmore Nordic Centre and lots of draw prize giveaways of Fast and Female swag and Lululemon yoga mats for the fabulous group leads.
Thank you again to all the Bellas who attended for their support of Fast and Female and a special thank you to the team at 24 Hours of Adrenalin for their support and partnership in another great event!