There's been a lot of talk in the cycling community about Bentonville, Arkansas these days. With over 400 miles of trails, it’s easy to see why. But this robust cycling community hopes to make a change in the sport that reaches beyond Arkansas. Last week, the town proudly hosted WomenShred, a festival for female mountain bikers.
Similar to other inclusion initiatives like Liv’s Aline event or Roam Bike Festival, WomenShred Fest joins the greater movement to get more women on bikes. Spearheaded by riders Keeny Belaey and Fien Lammertyn, the event featured workshops, group rides, and equipment demos. A few familiar faces even made the trip out to lend a hand: world champion Caroline Buchanan and four-cross world champion Anneke Beerten. The festival was such a success that planning is already underway for 2020. For more information regarding the event, check out the festival page.
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That’s a wrap on the first ever @womenshred a celebration, education & ride event! Thanks to the @waltonfamilyfdn for investing into the extensive & growing #MTB trail network in Bentonville Arkansas. Every time I looked around this week there where smiles everywhere.. I enjoyed doing nutrition, health, sleep and recovery workshops with @food1stfitness see you all next year #WomenShred #GirlsCanB pics// @cycleog