Jennifer Petersen, VIDA Ambassador, describes how she found her true self in the most unexpected place.
VIDA Ambassador Jillian Thatcher shares why she races, and it's not because of the podium!
VIDA MTB Series Ambassador Julie Julian gets 6 feet off the air at VIDA MTB Series Clinic in Winter Park, CO.
Tara Reddinger-Adams shares the joy in building, unbuilding, and rebuilding her bike.
VIDA Ambassador Brittany Greer spent a week in Antigua, Guatemala, with Backshop Bikes. In between finding technical rock gardens, riding alongside volcanos, and drinking delicious coffee, Brittany found an experience she will always remember.
Julie Cornelius, MS, goes through her top five tips for keeping your energy and staying hydrated on rides and in races.
In recent years Carrie Dittmer has been pushing her limits in the enduro scene— learning new skills, meeting new friends, and finding new heights with technical and mental abilities. Carrie shares the bright side of entering one of the most difficult enduro races of the year in Crested Butte, CO.
Three countries, two bikes, and two girls full of hope— a mission on two wheels through the French, Swiss and Italian Alps to inspire, raise support, and bring hope to those touched by cancer. Brianna Roth and Christian Little set out in September 2017 to mountain bike through the Alps from Mont Blanc, to the Matterhorn, finishing in Aosta Valley (Italy). Read on about their story in honor of Bri’s mom and her desire to ride her bicycle again.
VIDA heard from Beti Bike Bash workshop participant and first time mountain bike racer Kimberly Herndon about her day with VIDA coaches and ambassadors at the Beti Bike Bash Workshop at Philip S. Miller Park. Thirty women gathered to build and hone a strong skills foundation and prepare for the following day's Beti Bike Bash event.
VIDA Ambassador Sparky Moir set out this season to push herself in a new arena. She not only jumped straight into the Pro Women's cross country field, but she has been creating quite the stir on the front line as the season's biggest surprise to hit the scene. Read on about Sparky's breakthrough race at the Grand Junction Off-Road, and how she pedaled her way to 7th place!
We excited to announce our new home base in the Rocky Mountains at Trestle Bike Park on June 25-26, 2016 for our largest clinic to date. Colorado’s Favorite Ski Resort is also a three-time first place winner in the MTBparks.com Riders’ Choice Best Bike Park Awards for the Rocky Mountain Region, creating the perfect playground for VIDA’s unique women’s mountain bike program.
This time last year, VIDA Ambassador Holly Borowski set out her first bikepacking route on the Kokopelli Trail. During this trip she fell in love with simplicity of mountain biking all day in beautiful scenery, and the autonomous feeling of having her daily essentials along for the ride. You can read all about it in her blog Going the Distance— Holly's First Bikepacking Adventure. Since then, Holly has been scheming an even bigger adventure and last month she completed the Arizona Trail (AZT). Read on about her journey, and learn some tips for your next (or first) bikepacking endeavor.
VIDA Ambassador Michelle from Minneapolis has been keeping it hardcore in the city and striving to get more women out on the trails. We can't wait to reunite with her and get her to her first VIDA clinic next week! In the meantime, Michelle paused to share some of her feelings regarding the upcoming clinic.
I've been an athlete for most of my life, swimming competitively as a young kid and through a couple years of college, road bike racing for the following 8 years, and now mountain biking. Unfortunately, both swimming and road racing ended in burnout... but that won't happen with mountain biking.
The cat is out of the bag! The Yeti Betis are here!