The inaugural Kona Ladies Night at the Burlington Bike Park was a hit! The Kona Bike Shop generously covered the entry fee for the first 20 ladies to show up ready to shred and supplied tons of goods for the evening raffle. The indoor bike park atmosphere can be intimidating for many – packed with features and usually people – so it is nice to get some time riding the park with only a small crowd. We had ladies of all ages and abilities come out and play on bikes which lead to progression, excitement, friendships, and a plethora of high fives shared. Take a peek at what happened that night with this little photo recap.
Emily Thompson drops-in off the big deck with focus and determination to fly.
Pushing her bike up for another lap through the jumps – that smile says it all.
Young and old and in-between – we all love to ride! Meeting young rippers like Katie here reassures all of us that the future is mighty bright.
BMX legend, builder, and owner of the Burlington Bike Park, Joe Prisel was on hand to offer pointers in the pump track to anyone who wanted to make improvements. By the end of the night he even taught a few ladies the art of back flipping into the foam pit!
We wear helmets, plaid, and smiles just like the dudes but prettier.
Katie was a big help in announcing raffle winners so when she won the Wordmark Patch Snapback hat she really wanted Angi with Kona gave a big thumbs up
K-dog got new wool socks to keep her toes warm while she shreds at warp speeds here in the PNW
Shredder Lee showing off the Women’s Tuff Cog Tee she won in the raffle. The silliness suits her.
This is the face of Kaydee Raths after she overcame some fear, pushed her comfort zone, and realized she was even more capable than she had imagined.
A group photo with most of the ladies who came out to play. Amanda from The Kona Bike Shop expresses her excitement with big hugs and a giant smile.
Friends and bikes make life a lot more fun
Lady Train! It’s not that we don’t like riding with the dudes – it’s just that a solid lady train can be a rare experience for female riders so when the opportunity presents itself we like to take full advantage. Carpe Diem!
Keep an eye out on the Kona Cog for future notifications on Kona sponsored Ladies Night events.