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Vernon’s SilverStar helping women send it on the trails

A new downhill biking clinic for women and girls begins in early July
The new SilverStar program will help teach several aspects of downhill biking for women 15 and up. (SilverStar Photo)

Vernon’s SilverStar is calling on girls to send it on the trails this summer.

The SheSends Skills Clinic, the first of its kind, is being launched in early July in an effort to develop skills in downhill biking for girls and women alike.

There are four, four-session programs available. The Wednesday night one will run July 10, 17, 14 and 31 or Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The Sunday morning program runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon on July 7, 14, 21 and 28 or Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Groups will be organized prior to the start of the program, based upon the guest’s skill level, confidence, and goals. Riders of all abilities will gain confidence in all aspects of park riding, from line choice, to jumps and drops.

“Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step building confidence in a supportive and empowering environment,” SilverStar said. “Don’t miss this chance to elevate your riding, have fun and meet other likeminded women and start building your own community of riders.”

All sessions will cost $310 total, and there is an age requirement of 15 years old and up.

A full face helmet, front suspension and disc brakes are required.

More information can be found at

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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