In March of 2017, World Ride founder Julie Cornelius traveled to Nepal for an AndShesDopeToo film Moksha, a women's mountain bike film project that evolved from Endure Nepal, a project she originally spearheaded in 2015. After two years, Julie traveled to Nepal with a team of lady mountain bikers to work with female mountain bikers in Nepal and tell their story through the film that was released in January 2018. As an extension of the original project, World Ride is committed to the long term vision of helping create opportunity for more Nepali women to begin mountain biking.
World Ride currently works in Nepal, Guatemala, Peru, Lesotho and Botswana.
World Ride works with local partners in each location that are committed to our mission. These partners help to recruit more women into the mountain biking community, assist in training guides and also employing certified guides. These guides have the opportunity to work year round with our partners, and they also guide all World Ride trips to their countries. These mountain bike adventure trips are an important part of our mission because they allow YOU to visit the places that we work to experience the amazing cultures and see first hand how mountain biking is making a difference in the lives of the women we work with.
Here are some notable projects that we have completed:
2018: Helped to support training of 2 female guides in Nepal, establish a bike library in Nepal, hosted trips in Nepal
2019: Purchased a full suspension bike in Nepal, hosted trips in Nepal, Established our program in Guatemala, helped to host the first ever women's only Travesia community ride event which had over 60 Guatemalan women, hosted our first trip in Guatemala
2020: Purchased 4 bikes for the bike library in Guatemala, hosted online movie nights throughout the pandemic, helped to train a female guide in Guatemala
2021: Established our program in Peru, hosted trips in Peru, Guatemala and Nepal, hosted online movie nights throughout the year, established our Ambassador Program with over 20 ambassadors from around the globe
2022: Hosted two skills clinic days in Guatemala, brought PMBIA Level 1 Instructor courses to Nepal to train 16 locals, hosted a skills clinic day in Peru on International Women's Mountain Bike Day, hosted in person movie nights in Brevard, NC and Crested Butte, CO, Began training our first guide in Peru, expanded our Ambassador Program, Partnered with Pivot Cycles, Wild Rye, DT Swiss and 10 Barrel Brewing for the Sunset Shred series across the US.
Do you like supporting other women on bikes and the growth of more women within the cycling community? Do you like being a part of a large community of kick-ass women who like to bike? Are you looking for a way to connect with local riders in areas that you would like to travel to ride in?
How about online events, community and love?
What about discounts from brands and on World Ride Trips?
Then this is might just be the perfect little women's community for you!
To our partners:
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