August 5th, 2021
Rundle Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) introduces a new females-only subsidized bike experience program. This program is in its infancy now and it is operating as a pilot program for 2021. The RMCC Bike HerO pilot program will collaborate with Tanya Dubnicoff of the Champions Cycling Club to create a space and place for young females to bike together. The reason for the program: RMCC has lots of girls in the U5 – U13 program and the ratio of boys:girls in these programs is fairly even. As we get closer to the competitive age, we start to lose the number of girls interested in cycling. This program is aimed at retaining girls in the sport of cycling. Factors that will influence keeping girls in the sport: FUN, FRIENDS and FEMALE. All girls training group, female coaches to be role models, lots of fun…
The BIke HerO project will create a formal program of various cycling disciplines for females aged 11-13yrs to train as a group in 2022. For 2021, we have set aside two opportunities to ride in an all female coached environment in Canmore on Mountain Bikes and in Calgary on track bikes.
August 13th 6-8pm Glenmore Velodrome Calgary
August 14th 10-12pm Canmore Nordic Center
August 20th 6-8pm Glenmore Velodrome Calgary
August 21th 10-12pm Canmore Nordic Center
The long term Bike HerO objective: To introduce a group of girls to a variety of cycling discipline’s: XC, downhill, road, cyclocross, and track with the hopes that over the next 4-6 years they will A) do them competitively, and B) find one or more of the disciplines that they like and pursue it seriously.
The incredible female success at the Tokyo Olympics highlights the desire for equality and opportunity for advancement in women’s cycling, especially at the developmental level. For example, not so long ago the Alberta Summer Games didn’t take an equal number of females and males to the games. This was rectified with strong petitioning of parents to right the system. The Bike HerO program aligns with both the Alberta Bicycling Association and Cycling Canada’s vision for increasing women at the performance level.
RMCC is one of the largest bike clubs in Canada with more than 700 members.
The Rundle Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) is a cycling based sport club situated in the Bow Valley (Canmore and Banff), Alberta. RMCC’s mission is to provide an organization through which people of all ages may pursue their passion for cycling in the many forms of the sport, both leisure and competition, including road riding, mountain biking, cyclo-cross, racing, training, skill development and social riding. RMCC offers a number of cycling programs to its members from group riding to adult and youth programs and organized licensed racing.
To continue to develop riders of all ages and ability to appreciate a lifelong love of the sport of cycling and to foster a community-based environment driven by volunteers.
For more information:
President, Rundle Mountain Cycling Club
Bike HerO Sponsored by: