WORLD CLASS MOUNTAIN BIKERS AMANDA SIN AND CATHERINE
VIPOND TO BRING FAST AND FEMALE MESSAGE TO ONTARIO
Barrie, ON (May 7, 2012) – On June 2nd, Canadian
National Mountain Bike team members Amanda Sin (SCOTT-3Rox
Racing) and Catherine Vipond (Norco Factory Team) will
host 45 female youth riders between grades 4 to 12 for
a morning of inspiration at Hardwood Ski and Bike. This
will mark Fast and Female’s second mountain biking
“I love being a part of Fast and Female and seeing
girls excited about sports,” said Sin a resident
of Collingwood, ON who took part in the inaugural Fast
and Female cycling event held in Canmore last year.
“Participating in sport and being an athlete has
had such a positive impact in my life. I want to pass
that on,” added the cyclist who finished third
at the Pan Am Games in 2011.
The Fast and Female Mountain Bike held at Hardwood Ski
and Bike will run from 9:15 to 12:00 and include team
building activities, inspirational presentations, zumba
dancing, mountain biking, and autographs. The activity
will be happening in tandem with the Trek Store Canada
Cup featuring eight hundred participants who are expected
to compete on Sunday June 3rd.
Started in 2005 by cross country skiing gold medalist
Chandra Crawford, Fast and Female is intently focused
on delivering programming to inspire and motivate girls
stick to sports. Research shows that girls are six times
more likely to drop out of sports than boys.
"Growing women’s cycling is a focus at the
forefront of the Ontario Cycling Association's mandate,”
said Brendan Arnold, the OHPSI Head Coach. “In
collaboration with the Canadian Cycling Association,
we are thrilled to support Fast and Female with their
camp at Hardwood Ski and Bike.”
Girls with all mountain biking skills are invited to
register online until June 1 at http://ffjune2hardwoodhills.eventbrite.com/.
With the $25 entry fee, participants will receive a
free Fast and Female t-shirt, a multifunctional Buff,
a half year subscription to their choice of Pedal or
SkiTrax magazine, a snack and access to the activity.
This event is brought together with the proud support
of the Canadian Cycling Association, as well as the
Ontario Cycling Association, Hardwood Hills Ski and
Bike, Pulse Racing, and the Trek Bicycle Store. Fast
and Female’s national sponsors including Best
Buy Canada, Cold-FX, Clarins Canada, Karbon, Buff, Champion
System, Lululemon Athletica, LUNA Bars, LIT Glitter,