BC Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Project gaining momentum!

A new kickstarter program designed to support the introduction of Aboriginal Youth to Mountain Biking is gaining momentum.

The Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking ProgramĀ is a group of mountain bike riders, coaches and community leaders who wish to support and encourage Aboriginal youth and communities to participate and excel in the sport of mountain biking. The program is committed to supporting and encouraging youth and First Nation communities to get outdoors, reconnect with nature and live healthier active lives.

The goals for the program include the following:

  • Establish mountain biking as a viable option for First Nation communities & youth
  • Enhance leadership and teamwork, self-confidence and a love of sport among Aboriginal youth
  • Provide First Nation communities and youth with the skills and abilities to participate safely in mountain biking
  • To support the development of trails that are sustainable and respect Aboriginal Rights & Title and the role of First Nations as the stewards and caretakers of their territories

More information on the program can be found here:
http://www.aymbp.ca/home.html

https://www.facebook.com/BCAboriginalYouthMountainBikingProject/info?tab=page_info

To support the AYMBP kickstarter program, you can donate here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aboriginal-youth-mountain-bike-program