The Little Bellas gather in Springside park to learn mountain biking skills. Pittsfield has had a chapter of Little Bellas for six years. The group meets in Springside park this summer for one week, learning biking skills and community.

The Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization that  helps empower women through cycling. Little Bellas aim to create a community to accent the importance of goals and a healthy lifestyle, and emphasize a positive female bond. The organization spans 18 states and was founded to encourage women to join the sport of mountain biking.

The program operated through the pandemic and is operating now with safety protocols in place.



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Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.