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It’s Back… Lil’ Miss Orca… a mentoring and coaching group to encourage young girls into and to remain in the sport of mountain biking.

Our aim with Lil’ Miss Orca is to create a positive environment for girls to increase their confidence on their mountain bikes through skills training, group rides and games.  Our mentors have many years of riding between them and want to see more girls and women in the sport and want to encourage girls to have as much fun on their bikes as they have.  With a strong emphasis on fun these sessions are aimed at all girls, whether you want to be the next Rachel Atherton or just a weekend warrior.

Offering:

  • Minimum Level 0 MTBA Coaches
  • Women mentors
  • Skills
  • Games
  • Mechanics

Runs every Thursday from 4pm to 5pm in the school term for girls aged 7-16.  Terms starts 7 February through to 4 April 2019.

Cost

$50 for the 10 week term, with a bonus Lil’ Miss Orca riding shirt for first time signups.   Limited numbers.

What You’ll Need

A mountain bike in good working order with gears, hand brakes and mountain bike tires.  If you are unsure if your daughter’s bike is suitable take it to your local mountain bike store and ask them to have a look over it for you.  All bikes will need to get a Lil’ Miss Certificate from their local bike shop to participate.

Australian Safety Standards Approved Helmet

Each girl will need to have MTBA membership for insurance purposes.  Visit their website for options and check out our story on MTBA membership .  If you still have queries, please contact Jodie at hello@jodieberry.com.

Who are our mentors

Our mentors all covered to work with children and have first aid certificates.

Jodie Berry

Jodie has been riding for about 9 years now and involved on the MRORCA Committee for five years.  She was the first female to be on the committee.   She mostly rides for the fun of it with the odd race chucked in here and there for good measure.  She enjoys travelling to other mountain bike destinations to see the sites and ride some varying terrain.  She is keen to get more girls and women into the sport and show them what fun it can be!  She has her Level 1 Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Certificate as well as MTBA Level 0 and Level 1 and is part of the Dirt Skills Margaret River team coaching skills.  She also holds her Remote First Aid Certificate.

 

Bec Steele

The original “Mrs Orca”, Bec Steele has a whopping 20 years mountain biking experience under her belt. She had her first taste of mountain biking in Portugal in the 90’s and took to it like a duck to water. Bec moved to Margaret River 13 years ago and worked for Dirty Detours as a tour guide taking school groups through Boranup Forest, and more advanced riders through South Carters Creek Trails. She started the successful MRORCA Kids Rides in the pines and she is an active member of MRORCA and races in the WA Gravity Enduro Series. Bec has two children – her 7 year old, Sage, is keen to ride with other girls and is the reason for starting “Lil’ Miss Orca”

 

Jessie Ovendon

Fairly new to the mountain biking scene Jessie is a personal trainer.  She has jumped in with both feet to the world of mountain biking and is a regular podium placer at the WA Gravity Enduro rounds.  Jessie has a teenage daughter and is keen to see more young girls get into the sport she has so quickly fallen in love with.

 

 

Di James

Dianne has been competing for 11 years within the Western Australia Mountain Bike scene and is part of the “Giant WA Racing Team”.  In 2015, Di started “Margaret RivHER MtbHER” social rides and coaching for local ladies.  She is also an accredited MTBA Instructor.  Di works as a mountain bike tour guide in her own business “Margaret River Mountain Bike Tours”.  “I ride for the Fun, Fitness and Friendship.  I love helping women and girls gain confidence on a Mountain Bike.

 

 

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