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MT Alpha Cycling

Grant recipient of $5,000

About MT Alpha Cycling

MT Alpha Cycling empowers women of all ages to ride, race, and build community through mountain biking, an often male-dominated sport. The organization’s volunteer-led Juniors program brings together girls ages 9-18 for group rides, skills clinics, team building, and fun throughout the summer months. MT Alpha is Western Montana’s tireless advocate for women riders, encouraging them to be strong, confident, and empowered on and off their bikes.


"Mountain biking with other women enriches our lives – through improved confidence and self-esteem, physical health, and mental well-being – and we wanted to share and foster that among young women."

- Katie Rogotzke, MT Alpha Cycling


Support from The Cairn Project will allow MT Alpha to expand its Juniors programming into the 2016-2017 school year, with additional skills clinics, a Junior race series, and team building activities. Funding will also expand MT Alpha’s existing gear locker and scholarship program, which helps to get young women outfitted and riding safely, regardless of financial circumstances.


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