Mentoring on mountain bikes

   Little Bellas is an organization that helps young girls realize their potential through mountain biking. The girls ride together on local trails, learning team work, goal-setting and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 

    The girls learn mountain biking skills that translate into life lessons.  They also gain confidence as they overcome obstacles. "They feel good about themselves and the bike is such a great tool because you can see your improvement and see you're getting stronger and more skilled" says Becca Loose, a mentor with  Little Bellas.

Prissy Tomboy which is an organization that encourages girls to try different sports and adventures teamed up with Little Bellas for a clinic in Cherokee County. "It's a safe place for girls to try a new sport. It may be male-dominated, but when you bring a group of girls together it brings them close and they make a lot of friends too," says Tracey Pearson who founded Prissy Tomboy.

   Little Bellas was started in Vermont by a couple of sisters and has spread across the nation.  Little Bellas is now in the metro Atlanta area.  The local club will meeting every Sunday starting in September in Woodstock and Canton.