On June 2nd, Canadian National Mountain Bike team members Amanda Sin (SCOTT-3Rox Racing) and Catherine Vipond (Norco Factory Team) will host 45 female youth riders between grades 4 to 12 for a morning of inspiration at Hardwood Ski and Bike. This will mark Fast and Female’s second mountain biking event ever.
“I love being a part of Fast and Female and seeing girls excited about sports,” said Sin a resident of Collingwood, ON who took part in the inaugural Fast and Female cycling event held in Canmore last year. “Participating in sport and being an athlete has had such a positive impact in my life. I want to pass that on,” added the cyclist who finished third at the Pan Am Games in 2011.
The Fast and Female Mountain Bike held at Hardwood Ski and Bike will run from 9:15 to 12:00 and include team building activities, inspirational presentations, zumba dancing, mountain biking, and autographs. The activity will be happening in tandem with the Trek Store Canada Cup featuring eight hundred participants who are expected to compete on Sunday June 3rd.
What is Fast and Female ?
Fast and Female is a not-for-profit society started in 2005 by Chandra Crawford, the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing. The organization’s mission is to support, motivate, inspire, and empower girls to stick to sports and the healthy lifestyle. Fast and Female fulfills its mission of "Empowerment Through Sport" by hosting fun-filled, non-competitive initiatives all across North-America aimed at exposing young female athletes to inspiring female Olympians and elite level athletes. The young girls who attend Fast and Female events today will lead it in the future, may it be as athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents, and community leaders. For more information about Fast and Female.
This event will cost $20 and will include a snack, a technical Fast and Female t-shirt by Karbon ($40 value) and a Fast and Female Buff (multifunctional headwear valued at $23). Participants can learn more by visiting www.fastandfemale.com and sign up at http://ffjune2hardwoodhills.eventbrite.com/ Online registration will close on June 1 at noon. On-site registration will be possible at a fee of $25.
Marie-Eve Bilodeau Corriveau
Eastern Event Coordinator - Fast and Female