Little Bellas

Mentoring on mountain bikes

Photo credit - Wendy Wood

Founded on the belief that riding a bike can be exceptionally empowering, Little Bellas helps girls build confidence and realize their potential – all while having fun cycling outdoors together.

As the top female mountain-bike racer in the US, L.L.Bean Partner Athlete Lea Davison knows how time on a bike can make a difference in a young girl’s life. She founded Little Bellas in 2007 with her sister, Sabra, and fellow cyclist and friend, Angela Irvine. This mountain biking mentoring program for girls ages seven and up has grown exponentially ever since.

Photo credit - Beth Wellie

Photo credit - Wendy Wood

Photo credit - Beth Wellie

Photo credit - Wendy Wood

“We created Little Bellas because we wanted to get more girls outside on bikes. L.L.Bean has the same commitment to providing opportunities to celebrate and connect with the outdoors. Our partnership is a strong and natural one.”

LEA DAVISON, Founder, Little Bellas

Photo credit - Beth Wellie

Whether in weekly sessions or multiday camps across the country, Little Bellas engages girls to be healthy, strong and happy.

Lea Davison at a Little Bellas cycling event; photo credit – Beth Wellie.

Photo credit - Beth Wellie

Photo credit - Beth Wellie

L.L.Bean is proud to support Little Bellas as they build an active community of skilled cyclists and confident young women. Because we believe life is better when you can enjoy the ride.

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