Current Athletes
Emily Azevedo
Lea Davison
Matt Elliott
Bridget Franek
Zoila Gomez
Caitlin Gregg
Brian Gregg
Kristin Hedstrom
Kristin McGrath
Jake Shoemaker

Alumni Athletes
Mustafa Abdur-Rahim
Tim Broe
Sarah Bullard
Matt Chisam
Charles Christianson
Nicole De Yong
Sylvan Ellefson
Karl Erickson
Sarah Groff
Sara Hall
Mike Hazle
Gabriel Jennings
Torin Koos
Zack Simons
Ben True
Laura Valaas
Kate Whitcomb
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Lea Davison, Mountain Biker and Community Mentor
Jericho, VT

2012 Olympian
US National Champion
Olympic Mountain Bike Race: 11th Place
5th place: 2012 World Cup, Windham, NY
8th place: 2012 World Championships
2012 Short Track National Champion
2011 Super D National Champion
Junior National Champion, Collegiate National Champion, U-23 National Champion
8th place: 2013 World Cup, Czech Republic
Middlebury College Graduate, 2005 Environmental Studies
ECCC Slalom Champion 2001
NCAA team, Middlebury Skiing

Middlebury, 2005

Growing up mountain bike racing, Lea and Sabra Davison noticed that there were a lack of girls on the start lines. They set out to change this by founding the Little Bellas program in 2007. Little Bellas brings together girls ages 7 to 14 and female mentors in our summer programs that uses mountain biking as a vehicle to teach the importance of teamwork, goal-setting, and participation a healthy lifestyle. Once a week during the summer or during a multi-day camp, mentors and girls ride together at a local trail network and focus on improving skills as well as participate in team-building activities. The program is organized around a curriculum that builds upon previous skill and girls are broken up into groups based on age and ability. After the group ride, the groups participate in games that incorporate that day’s skill focus. Each session always includes the all-important snack. The program started in Vermont and then went nationwide in 2010. Now, the Little Bellas program offerings include camps in California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, and we are based at Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Vermont. We aim to create interactions with the country's top female cyclists at every camp and provide unique mentoring experiences.

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