Crank Sisters inspires young women to build confidence and empowerment through off-road cycling.
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Who is a Crank Sister?
Crank Sisters Activities
Too Young for the League?
Do you know a girl who may be interested in mountain biking but is too young to be part of the league? The Crank Sisters have some suggestions!
What Can You Do To Help?
Spread the word about the MN League to all the girls and women you know. Tell them about the Crank Sisters Social Spins or Crank Sisters Try It Out Sessions. Direct them to the Crank Sisters Facebook Page, the MN High School Cycling Facebook Page or to the MN League website.
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Crank Sisters Try It Out!
Are you. . . .
- thinking about mountain biking but not sure if it’s your thing or if you can even do it?
- a beginner rider and would like the hear more about it and ride with other girls?
- a current rider and want to share your experiences to encourage more girls to join?
- a current rider and want to bring a friend to show her how great it is?
Well, then the Crank Sisters Try It Out Sessions are perfect for you!
Girls and boys are welcome at any Try It Out Session. However, selected sessions (See the schedule) have Crank Sister open skill sessions for girls only with Experienced Women MTB Bike Racers.
Meet other women riders, go over some basic skills, then take a ride with other girls in a fun, comfortable environment. Bring your own bike or use one of the demo bikes that will be available provided by the MN High School Cycling League. Meet in the parking lot. Look for the MN League tents.
As we have a limited amount of demo bikes, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure there will be a bike available.
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Crank Sisters Pre-Ride Events
We will be having a Crank Sisters Pre-Ride and Social Event for the first two races.
Updates to follow in late Summer.
Questions or Suggestions? Email Martha Flynn, Crank Sisters Director.
When the MN High School Cycling League stared in 2012, we noticed right away the majority of student athletes were boys. We wanted to change that. In that next year, 2013, we decided to put a name to our focus and efforts to get more girls on bikes—Crank Sisters.
Crank Sisters is an outreach program. Crank Sisters is activities for prospective and current athletes. Crank Sisters is a movement to change and enhance the experience for girls racing.
We want girls to feel welcome, feel that they belong in mountain biking, that this is their community, it’s a sisterhood.
We want role models for the girls. We want to see women in leadership roles: coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and volunteers.