I got all choked up when Jaime & I had coffee to talk about The Cycle Effect.
It’s tough to be a kid and being a girl in high school can be super challenging. Jaime and the Cycle Effect have a mission, to enhance the lives of young women through mountain biking and to empower them through mentoring and education.
“We all like to laugh while we sweat.” says Jaime. “We’ll be the ones working hard at getting fit, laughing, sweating, succeeding, and wearing cool cycling shoes.” Jaime Brede, Summit County Program Manager, takes athletics seriously, but her words of encouragement are delivered with a smile. Jaime is a Professional Xterra Triathlete & Coach, Mountain Bike Champion and a huge supporter of empowering women in mountain biking.
“As their coach, I cannot possibly imagine a better job than sharing my passion of fun and fitness with these girls. Watch out for Gabby, Alee, Daniela, Paloma, Zoe, Erani, Beca, Aurora, and Makayla on the Summit County trails this summer.
As I get to know these girls, I am learning WHY they want to try mountain biking this summer, and WHY they are making the commitment to prepare for their new sport when the trails aren’t even dry yet.”
- They want to be challenged.
- They want to learn something new.
- They are disillusioned with team sports .
- They want to spend time exploring outside.
Jaime has been working out with this group of 8-10 teenage girls (ages 14 -17) for about three weeks now. They meet two times a week at the Breckenridge Recreation Center and are doing everything from running laps, lifting weights, circuit workouts, and spin bike intervals to get ready CLICK TO CONTINUE READING