The Beti AllRide Clinic is a mountain bike clinic run by mountain bike instructor Lindsey Voreis, and it’s for women and women only. After traversing the country for 10 years, showing off mountain biking products as a brand ambassador, and sponsoring kids to introduce them into the bike industry she realized something. “I saw a void in female participation so I got certified to teach and set out on a mission to change women’s lives with two wheels and some dirt.”
The Clymb: What’s the AllRide clinic and what’s its goal?
Lindsey Voreis: Beti AllRide Clinic is a women’s only mountain bike skills clinic whose mission is to inspire women to find their greatest potential through mountain biking and create riders for life. What sets the Beti AllRide Clinic apart form other women’s clinics out there is the “Ladies AllRide” philosophy that connects women with their bikes at a deeper level. It’s not a matter of showing up to go through the motions; it’s harnessing the “inner rider” of each participant through inspiring coaching trained to guide each participants in finding the confidence within to tackle the obstacles in front of them with safe skills and practice to accompany it. Through this method, the Beti AllRide Clinic helps women take their understanding of balance to a whole new level and create riders for life.
The Clymb: Are only women allowed? Are any mountain biking dudes involved?
LV: The Beti AllRide Clinic is intended for female participation only. Although we find that many guys sign their significant others up for the event, and come and enjoy what the venue has to offer themselves.
The Clymb: Where and when is the AllRide Clinic?
LV: The Beti AllRide Clinic has expanded to four locations for 2014:
Sedona, Arizona: May 3–4
Angel Fire, New Mexico: May 17–18
Keystone, Colorado: June 21–22
Crested Butte, Colorado: August 2–3
The Clymb: Why should more women ride mountain bikes?
LV: More women should ride mountain bikes because it’s a life-changing activity. Once they experience it through the Beti AllRide Clinic, mountain biking will become a lifestyle, not just an activity. We’ve experienced it ourselves and seen it time and again. Mountain biking is a metaphor for life, and finding the confidence within to tackle obstacles in front of you that are challenging and fearful, will translate into other aspects of life with a newfound sense of confidence and an attitude of perseverance.
The Clymb: What skills are taught at the AllRide clinic? Is it only about bicycle maintenance?
LV: The Beti AllRide Clinic focuses primarily on mountain bike skills, starting with the fundamentals of bike-body separation, positioning, braking, speed control, and progressing all the way to advanced skills of navigating steep/technical descents, jumping and drops. We cover some aspects of bike maintenance in off-the-bike clinics at the end of each day, however our main focus is on connecting women to their bikes.
If this isn’t enough women on bikes for you, check out another great all-women event, the Beti Bike Bash.