October 10th, 2017, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec – Garneau is extremely proud to announce a new 3-year partnership with the Little Bellas organization, a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling. Garneau is known for encouraging/supporting top athletes in their quest to victory but today, Garneau is proud to support a cause that is not performance-oriented yet equally as important, to bring more confidence to girls in the sport.
“Little Bellas is absolutely thrilled to partner with Louis Garneau. With our home offices only an hour apart in Vermont, it’s a natural fit. Our small-town roots and values will thrive in partnership. We truly believe that Louis Garneau values getting girls on bikes and makes amazing kids’ products to support girls from their first pedal stroke through their cycling progression. Our creative process has begun, and it’s already resulted in some amazing new products for our participants, parents, supporters, and mentors,” mentioned the executive director, president, and co-founder of Little Bellas, Sabra Davison.
Founded in 2007, Little Bellas has worked to get over 2,700 girls on bikes to date with chapters in thirteen states in the United States. Centered around cycling, the organization takes on a bigger task of instilling confidence in young girls and teaching them to navigate challenges and believe in themselves.
Garneau’s involvement will be summarized in two ways. First, to create a Little Bellas jersey that will be sold online at www.garneau.com where a portion of the sales will go to the organization. Second, Garneau will produce the official cycling apparel and accessories of the organization that will be distributed to girls registered in their programs. A contest will be organized among the previous year’s participants to find the design of the jersey for the 2018 season. The girls will have the chance to use their full creativity and come up with a new design for the jersey that they will proudly wear. “Little Bellas is a fantastic program offering young girls a chance to connect, push their limits, gain confidence and develop grit. We love the life lessons that cycling offers and look forward to accompanying their riders and mentors with some cool kit (designed by one of the girls no-less),” concluded Eric Sakalowsky, Garneau’s global marketing director.
ABOUT LITTLE BELLAS
Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling. We aim to create a community that will empower girls through the sport, emphasize the importance of goal-setting, promote healthy lifestyles and recognize the positive effects of strong female bonds. While this program is centered around creating camaraderie for girls on bikes, it is most importantly about having fun in a constructive environment. To know more about Little Bellas, please visit https://littlebellas.com/