Albany and Denmark riders participate in the first ever Women’s Mountain Biking Festival

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Dora Adeline in action.
Camera IconDora Adeline in action.

A large contingent of Albany and Denmark riders took part in the first ever Women’s Mountain Biking Festival in WA at Linga Longa Bike Park in Balingup recently. 

A total of 170 riders from across the State attended the sold-out festival.

The festival was set up as a celebration of women in mountain biking with a focus on fun, leadership and development.

Riders took part in competitions while receiving specialist coaching across the weekend.

The Trail Bliss Festival was a major success, with the event delivered by the WA Gravity Girls, which is a sub-group of WA Gravity Enduro members, and the Linga Longa Bike Park. 

Festival participant and Albany Mountain Bike Club president Dora Adeline said it was great to see the region represented.

“Trail Bliss at Linga Longa Bike Park, was simply that, bliss,” she said.

“I could not wipe the smile from my face the entire weekend. It was great trails, friends, coaching and relaxation amongst some terrific riding and development.”

In September last year, three females from Albany Mountain Bike Club won titles at the WA Gravity Enduro State Championships in Pemberton.

Hayley Poett won the under-13 women’s category, Jess Waldron took out the under-19 women’s division and Dinah Roecker was victorious in the women’s master event.

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