Colorado’s Beti Bike Bash celebrates women on bikes, from Little Bellas to big race prize money

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The all-female Yeti Beti mountain bike team’s fifth annual Beti Bike Bash will take place at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, Colo. May 31 and June 1. The event aims to bring more women into mountain biking, and features activities and competition for women of all ages. Events include the Little Bellas mountain bike camp for girls age 8-14, and women’s-only races, including a pro race with a $4,000 cash purse.

“We all have a strong desire to break down barriers preventing young girls and women from riding bikes,” said Race Director Amy Thomas. “Working with sponsors who support this vision allows us to provide a positive race experience, regardless of age, experience, or ability.”

In addition to racing, Little Bellas—an organization whose goal is whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling—will conduct a camp for 8-14 year old girls on Saturday.

The Beti Bike Bash is presented by Stan’s NoTubes and sponsored by Elevation Cycles, Yeti Cycles,Twin Six, Wahoo’s, and Noosa Finest Yoghurt. The event benefits Camp Discovery in Empire, Colo.

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About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.

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