Juli Furtado and Women's Wilderness Institute team up for MTB weekend

This coming April, the Women's Wilderness Institute of Boulder, Colorado, USA has a unique...

This coming April, the Women's Wilderness Institute of Boulder, Colorado, USA has a unique opportunity for ten women to spend the weekend mountain biking with off-road legend Juli Furtado. Women's Wilderness Institute, a non-profit organization, will organize this one of a kind opportunity in Fruita, Colorado, between April 22-24.

WWI spokesperson Mary Monroe told Cyclingnews ,that "Although Juli has been mountain biking since 1985, this weekend course in April is the first that Juli Furtado has ever hosted. She is the winningest mountain biker of all time and was a 1996 Olympian. Juli has a wealth of knowledge to impart to any mountain biker."

Monroe explained that, "Even though Juli was a top racer, the weekend course was developed and designed by the Women's Wilderness Institute for riders of all levels. This WWI weekend in April with Furtado offers the chance to ride beautiful, fantastic trails in the Kokopelli and 18-Mile Road trail systems, ranging from beginner level to technical, all in the attractive mountain community of Fruita, Colorado."

In addition to hanging out with Furtado, who is now retired and has her own line of bikes designed specifically for women (Julianna) made by Santa Cruz Bicycles, course participants will also learn mountain biking skills from Heather Szabo, a professional racer with the Tokyo Joe's/GoLite team. The course will also be supported by Jen Zeuner and the folks at Over the Edge Bike Shop.

Course tuition is $435 and includes all gear, food, instruction, and necessities. Tents, sleeping bags and other outdoor gear is available on loan if needed. Bike rentals will also be available through Over the Edge Sports. As an incentive for early-birds, women who sign up for the Juli Furtado weekend course by March 15 will also receive a GoLite cycling jersey.

For more information on The Women's Wilderness Institute weekend course with Juli Furtado, visit www.womenswilderness.org

The Women's Wilderness Institute is a non-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado. Formed in 1997, the organization has led over 1000 women and girls into the outdoors in order to encourage courage, confidence and self-esteem. The organization puts on over 40 outdoor courses annually from backpacking to fly-fishing in the Rocky Mountain region and Southwest Desert and is recognized for its excellence in the outdoors.

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