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BRECK | Aug 12-14, 2024

WCS Event Schedule

Note: this is last year’s schedule. The 2024 Schedule is coming soon!! 

You are welcome to pick and choose the days, events, or individual speakers you’d like to attend.  This is a free event and our goal is to make it accessible for all.

Monday

Aug 14

10:30am-11am

Women’s Cycling Summit Greeting

The Breck Epic

Breck Epic race director Mike McCormack along with special guests from Breckenridge kicks things off for the inaugural Women’s Cycling Summit.

– Breck Epic Tech/Expo Area @ Beaver Run Resort

11am-12:30pm

Tech Clinics: Suspension & Sealant

Orange Seal Cycling & Yeti Cycles

Station-based tech clinics designed to increase your wrenching capabilities while simultaneously improving your bike’s performance.
– Breck Epic Tech/Expo Area @ Beaver Run Resort

– Meet at Orange Seal for Sealant and Yeti for Suspension Tuning with Leah Vanderlinden

 

1pm-2:30pm

Social Ride- Unofficial Group Ride

On Your Own

Unfortunately, we had some last minute changes from our coaches. If you would like to meet at the WCS tent at Beaver Run at 1PM and go on a ride together, you’re welcome to do that. There is no official group ride today.  Feel free to peruse the Breck Epic courses on Trailforks and ride some of one!

3pm-3:30pm

Stretch & Recovery Yoga

Leslie Glenn

Join local yoga teacher Leslie Glenn for a 30 minute yoga session designed for post-ride stretch and recovery. This session will utilize gentle movement, stretching and myofascial release techniques to increase mobility, flexibility, breath awareness and support mental focus. Mats provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

Leslie’s journey to yoga began as a professional snowboarder. Yoga not only improved her athletic prowess but brought balance and presence to all parts of her life. Her classes are curated to inspire students to connect with their highest potential both on and off the mat.
– 3rd floor mezzanine, Beaver Run Resort

 

3:30 pm-4pm

Women’s Cycling Summit Welcome Panel

Sonya Looney, Jenn Dice, Kait Boyle, Katie Compton and Starla Teddergreen

A hosted greeting and exploration of exceeding limits, self-belief, and empowering others Professional Female Cyclists.

-Beaver Run Event Tent

4pm-4:45pm

Trailblazing Women Series #1 – BIVO

Carina Hamel - Courage and Work Ethic

Sit in with former pro Nordic skier and founder of BIVO, Carina Hamel. Learn about her inspirational journey as an athlete, entrepreneur, mom and sustainability pioneer.
– Beaver Run Event Tent

7:30pm-9:30pm

“Bike-in Movie: Blood Road, Sonya Looney’s “Benched” Short Feature, VNTR Birds “Practicing Freedom” Short Film

with Sonya Looney

Special presentation of Blood Road, Gold Star Daughter Rebecca Rusch’s award-winning documentary chronicling her 1200-mile cycling journey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Vietnam and Laos in search of her father’s crash site and remains.

Rebecca Rusch will be joining us remotely to introduce the film at 7:45!

The main feature will follow Sonya Looney’s award-winning short film “Benched,” which explores the challenges of maintaining career, fitness and balance as a mother and professional athlete.

“Practicing Freedom” will be another short film about showing up and coming together through bikes.

– Beaver Run Event Tent, open to the public

Tuesday

Aug 15

10am-11am

GPS Tech Seminar – Trailforks.com

Cyndi Wong

Tips and tricks for understanding the adventuring and way-finding capabilities of your Wahoo, Garmin or Hammerhead GPS device. Learn to create, load and follow routes. Presented by Trailforks.com
– Beaver Run- Meet at the Pink Women’s Cycling Summit Tent

11am-12:30pm

Mini-Epic – Routefinding Group Ride

Cyndi Wong, Carina Hamel, + others

– ride begins at Beaver Run. Meet at the Pink Women’s Cycling Summit Tent

11am-12pm

Tech Clinics: Drivetrain & Brakes

Shimano

Station-based tech clinics designed to increase your wrenching capabilities while simultaneously improving your bike’s performance.
– Breck Epic Tech/Expo Area @ Beaver Run Resort

3pm-3:30pm

Stretch & Recovery Yoga

Leslie Glenn

Join local yoga teacher Leslie Glenn for a 30 minute yoga session designed for post-ride stretch and recovery. This session will utilize gentle movement, stretching and myofascial release techniques to increase mobility, flexibility, breath awareness and support mental focus. Mats provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

Leslie’s journey to yoga began as a professional snowboarder. Yoga not only improved her athletic prowess but brought balance and presence to all parts of her life. Her classes are curated to inspire students to connect with their highest potential both on and off the mat.

Location: Beaver Run White Event Tent

3:15 – 4pm

Trailblazing Women Series #2- Live Podcast

Sonya Looney and Erin Huck- A discussion on athlete pregnancy and motherhood, expectations, and "balance"

Join Erin Huck, an Olympian and 6x National Champion, and Sonya Looney, a World Champion and 4x National Champion, as they engage in a compelling discussion about expectations, mental flexibility, and flourishing through life changes as they embrace motherhood. Together, they will explore the intricacies of wearing multiple hats and how becoming mothers has redefined their perspectives on being elite athletes while pursuing careers off the bike. Through this conversation, they’ll delve into the challenges and rewards of this journey, emphasizing the importance of creating a strong support network that empowers women to reach for even greater heights. Don’t miss this insightful dialogue that challenges limits and inspires us to break barriers!

4 – 4:45 pm

Trailblazing Women Series #3

Kait Boyle - Backcountry: What's In My Pack, Gear and Mindset

Join World Champion Kait Boyle! Kait will share her veteran knowledge about what to carry and how to prepare for backcountry adventures, the mindset to take on big challenges, and she bounced back from a car accident that nearly killed her.

Wednesday

Aug 16

9AM-11AM 

VNTR Birds Skills Clinic

Up Your Game (for people who RSVP'd only)

VNTR Birds mission  is about inspiring women through outdoor education and adventure; creating confidence, knowledge and self-reliance. Join a master coach to hone in on key skills for progressing as a mountain biker.

Location: Beaver Run Expo Area- Meet at the Pink Women’s Cycling Summit Tent

11am-12:30pm

Mini-Epic – VNTR Birds

Join The Flock

VNTR Birds mission  is about inspiring women through outdoor education and adventure; creating confidence, knowledge and self-reliance. Join us for a ride and to learn more about this incredible female community.

Wren Sisters – Breck classics: Barney Ford, V3, Turk’s B&B

– ride begins at Beaver Run- Meet at the Pink Women’s Cycling Summit Tent

3:15pm

Trailblazing Women Series #3

Uriell Carlson - Female Specific Nutrition

Uriell (better known as Uri) is a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Inner Wild Nutrition, Based in Breckenridge, CO, Uri works with clients all over the world. Her self-proclaimed mission is to ensure that every client of hers never “diets” again. Instead, she focuses on individual lifestyle factors and incorporates nutrition strategies that optimize performance, body composition, energy, and overall health. This puts and end to dieting once and for all.

4.00pm

Trailblazing Women Series #4

Rachel Scott - How to Build and Support Female Communities

 From building successful women’s racing teams to mentoring women in business from intern all the way to C-suite, to founding the Babs Outside, Rachel knows how to bring women together.  Rachel is passionate about inspiring women to have rad outdoor adventures. She’ll discuss how she builds community, how to close the gender gap, and even some stories from hiking every 14er in Colorado.

 

Thursday

Aug 17

3:15 pm

Trailblazing Women Series #5

Jenny Smith- Evolution and Purpose: From Pro Racing to Coaching and Community

Join Jenny Smith to talk about paving your path with cycling and coaching. Jenny is a 23-year pro mountain biker and endurance athlete. She started Jenny Smith Coaching in 2009, a personalized coaching business for endurance athletes.
During her career, she has represented NZ in three sports at World Championships and now races Pro at 50. She’s navigated cycling as a team rider, team owner ( Women’s elite MTB team), a mother, and a wife to fellow pro athlete Brian Smith. She has found her passion and sense of community working with youth as a head CO MTB league high school coach and U19 Crested Butte Devo program manager.
There is room and scope for us to excel in cycling, and our strengths lift each other and our sport up.
Jenny will chat about the freedom that comes with living in your power, your way, and pursuing what is important to you. 

4.00pm

WCS Farewell

Sonya & Mike

Join us for a recap of the week’s events with Sonya and Mike. Stay for a peek at the future of the Women’s Cycling Summit!

 

Where to Stay

Breckenridge, CO

BEAVER RUN RESORT

Beaver Run Resort is the Official Event HQ for the inaugural WCS. Discounted rooms & condominiums available.

BOOK ONLINE NOW or call Beaver Run’s in-house reservations department at 800-525-2253 and mention that you’re with The Breck Epic in order to receive discounted rates.

WOMEN’S CYCLING SUMMIT

Hosted by Beaver Run Resort
620 Village Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424