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gOgirl Program

The gOgirl Program was started by gO Orthopedics in 2015, as a mountain biking program for Gunnison Valley female youth. Now in its fifth year, the program falls under the gO Initiative, a 501c3 Colorado Corporation intended to educate, inspire and develop athletes of all ages and abilities in mountain sports. As with other gO Initiative programs, we provide financial support and opportunities to optimize a strong body and mind through functional fitness, healthy lifestyle guidance and achievement. The gOgirl Program has always focused on developing confidence both on and off the trails by giving them the resources they need to not only become a successful competitive or non-competitive athlete, but also a successful member of our community or any community in which they interact.

The two programs are separate of each other and very much different in what they offer, yet very similiar in the approach, goals and premise. The Gunnison program is quite varied in terms of activities (mountain biking, hiking, swimming, yoga, nutrition classes, etc.) yet the overall focus is still to develop proper skills both on and off the bike, injury prevention and of course FUN. The majority of the kids in our Gunnison program are ages 7-12.
At the upper end of the valley, we have partnered with CBMR’s mountain sports team, two days/week with all female riders and coaches. CBMR is known for their robust program for the boys- in bringing the gOgirl approach to this program, we create lasting relationships with other female riders and mentoring by female coaches which we feel improves confidence both on and off the trails. In addition, the ability to ride lifts and not have to focus on the uphill every ride is a huge bonus since a lot of skill is obtained and learned without the added stresses of having to pedal your way to the top. There are also days that they ride cross country around other trails in the valley, so it’s not entirely focused on the downhill (or the uphill!). If you have a daughter that wants to ride with like-minded, goal-oriented females, this program is for you. The majority of the gals in the CB MST program are about 9-14.
  • Gunnison – Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 9 – August 11 (no programming 6/30 + 7/2)
  • Crested Butte (in conjunction with CBMR Mountain Sports Team) – Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 10

The gOgirl premise is to develop confidence both on and off the bike. Both programs are centered around mountain bike handling and progression/skill, which are paralleled to life skills and goals. We also believe that nutrition, rest, injury prevention, proper hydration and bike maintenance are hugely important. Our hope for both programs is to love the mountain biking, the experience, hanging with girlfriends and developing healthy lifestyle habits for their entire lives.

gOgirl Gunnison Program
  • THE DETAILS

    • Ages: Minimum 7 years old
    • Dates:  June 16 – August 11, 2020 (Tuesdays + Thursdays; no programming 6/30, 7/2)
    • Times: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Cost: $425/summer; $25/day (you choose scheduled days)

gOgirl Gunnison Program

** REGISTRATION FOR 2020 is CLOSED **

To register, please send a completed waiver (click below) to:  sarah@thegoinitiative.org and click on the “pay now” button (it will go to a paypal page) to pay for the whole summer or individual days. You may also drop off a copy of the signed waiver at either gO clinic (104 W Ruby Gunnison or 433 Sixth St Crested Butte)

 

2020 Summer gOgirl Waiver

Rates



RAINBOW CRUISERS
(7-9 year olds)

This is where it all starts!

 

This is our intro level group. Riders must be able to ride a bike independently with the excitement and attitude of getting out and about around Gunnison. They are ready to gain experience on mountain bike trails and learn the fundamentals of biking.

 

This group will be mostly outdoors for the afternoon, taking any needed snack breaks and multiple stops during the day (bonus is a stop at Jermaine’s for some fro yo!). The general idea is to get these kids to learn about riding around Gunnison, with an eventual transition from pavement onto beginner mountain bike trails around Hartman’s and Signal Peak. An emphasis will be kept on abiding by important city riding rules, obeying all laws and maintaining safety both on the streets and on the trails.

 

This group will also participate in other activities (rec center, lake, river, etc.) as permitted, and go to Crested Butte once or twice during the summer season.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Can ride a bike, steer and brake independently
  • 20″ wheels or larger
  • Hand brakes
  • Range of gears

PINK ROLLERS
(8-12 year olds)

A little more skill, a lot more excitement!

 

Second level gO riders love getting out on their bikes and should have previous experience riding mountain bike trails in/around the Gunnison area. They enjoy longer rides, exploring new terrain and are excited to ride more.

 

We recognize that within this age range there can be a wide range of abilities. Orange riders are separated into groups according to their ability level to ensure a great experience for all (depending on coach availability). Orangers will develop their riding skills to improve confidence and control on Gunnison area trails.

 

This group will also participate in other activities on some Thursdays, and go to Crested Butte several times during the summer season to ride.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience on mountain bike trails
  • 24″ wheels or larger
  • Hand brakes
  • Range of Gears

PURPLE RIDERS
(9-14 year olds)

Keepin those wheels rollin!

 

Tertiary gO riders are super excited to get out on intermediate trails with friends of a similar age and ability. They have experience on mountain bike trails and are looking to fine tune their skills to ride more!

 

We recognize that within this group there can be a wide range of abilities. Red riders are separated into groups according to their ability level to ensure a great experience for all (depending on coach availability).

 

Red Riders will work towards improving their skills to ride up, down and over Gunnison area trails, including Signal Peak and Hartman Rocks. This group will also go to Crested Butte several times during the summer season to ride.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience on mountain bike trails
  • 26″ wheels or larger
  • Hand brakes
  • Range of Gears
gOgirl Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team
  • THE DETAILS

    • Ages: Minimum 7 years old with previous mountain biking experience
    • Dates: June 8 – August 21, 2020
    • Times: 9:00am – 3:30pm
    • Cost: 2 days/week (Mondays + Wednesdays) $1340 + tax

             **Price increases $77/day after June 5, 2020**

gOgirl Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team

Now in our fourth year of partnership, the gO Initiative gOgirl program is again partnering with CBMR’s Mountain Sports Team, to develop the gOgirl Mountain Sports Team! The program will be offered two days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) with a focus on mountain biking skills either on lift-served Evo park trails or trail riding on the valley’s best trail system.

 

To register for the CB program, please download the 2020 Summer MST Registration and email to Rosa Greeley (rsgreeley@vailresorts.com ); payment arrangements can also be made with Rosa.

 

For more information on the gOgirls, the gO Initiative and/or gO Orthopedics please contact sarah@thegoinitiative.org.

 

Please direct CBMR questions to: Woody Lindenmeyr, Director of CBMST, hvlindenmeyr@vailresorts.com | 970-349-4441 or Rosa Greeley, Resort Services Administrator, rsgreeley@vailresorts.com  | 970-349-2309