Cate Mertins Mountain Bike Camp for Girls
About this Camp
Dates: June 3rd – 7th (Mon-Fri)
Location: Lake Fayetteville, AR (field by the disc golf course on the North shore)
Who: Only Girls, ages 10-14 (sorry boys, your camp may come later)
Time: 8:30 AM – 12PM (early drop-off available)
What: This camp is a girls-only introduction to mountain biking. No prior trail riding or mountain biking experience required. If your daughter can ride her bike comfortably around the block, she’s ready for this camp!
We will teach your daughter to ride a mountain bike, and promise that she’ll have a fun-filled week learning new skills, gaining confidence on and off her bike, and developing a lifelong love of mountain biking.
- Small camp (each week is limited to 6 girls)
- Girls only (girls teaching girls)
- Step-by-step instruction of each basic skill needed to ride with confidence
- Skills are taught in an open field with a focus on safety and fun
- By the end of the week, we’ll be having fun riding the trails around Lake Fayetteville.
- Fun, fun, and more fun.
Why you should trust me, Cate Mertins, to teach your daughter:
- 2019 honors graduate of Haas Hall Academy, Fayetteville
- 2016 -2018 Arkansas State Champion, National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)
- I’ve spent countless hours teaching my siblings, friends, and teammates to ride and progress in their skills for both recreational mountain biking and racing.
- I’ve completed all coursework and training necessary for certification as a Level 1 Coach in NICA, and while in college, I will be coaching 6th-12th graders.
- While at Haas Hall: I founded the school’s mountain bike team, served as president of the student council, served as cheer team captain, and ran cross-country and track.
- I’m passionate about getting more girls on bikes: I’ve spoken at the World Summit of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) on the impact mountain biking has had on my life, and was invited to participate in IMBA Uprising, an all-women symposium focused on identifying and overcoming the obstacles women face in the sport. At Uprising, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to help develop and launch GRiT (Girls Riding Together) a national initiative to get more girls on mountain bikes.
What to Bring to Camp:
- a properly sized mountain bike in good working order
- a properly fitting, undamaged helmet
- a bottle of water
- sunscreen and bug spray
- sunglasses or clear safety glasses ($5 at Walmart ) are recommended
- waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian
Questions: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number, and I’ll be happy to call and visit with you or your daughter about this camp and any questions you have.