She Can Ride

 A program encouraging more girls to take up mountain biking is on its way to the Yarra Ranges.

She Can Ride was among four projects to share in more than $450,000 as part of VicHealth’s Innovation Challenge, which aims to make sport accessible to Victorians who don’t have as many opportunities to take part.

She Can Ride is a beginner’s mountain bike program for girls aged seven to 17 years, run by Yarra Ranges Council.

The sport is traditionally male-dominated.

“These projects are about bringing sport to new audiences,” VicHealth acting CEO Lyn Roberts said.

“This is about making mountain biking less intimidating for girls – your gender shouldn’t be a barrier to getting active and enjoying nature.”