Check Out the Real Life Shred Girls!

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Welcome to the first in a series of what’s going to be a series of regular articles that highlight super cool girls doing amazing things in sport over at Shred-Girls.com, home of The Shred Girls Series! While I love the fictional Lindsay, Ali and Jen of The Shred Girls, I think it’s really important and fun for young girls to see that real girls, not just fictional ones, are out there riding and shredding.

So, of course, I wanted to get Soren Meeuwisse on the site! We spent the last week together with the Trek Canada MTB team, and she and I had a blast played around at the Cycling Centre in Bromont, QC. We got a ton of rad photos, and I think she’s a great example of someone who found cycling at a young age and really fostered and developed a serious love of it. And, I admit, I’m a little jealous that she’s been able to practice her technical skills from such a young age—that’s priceless in terms of athlete development, and I really do think that if we get more young girls on bikes, we’ll grow an even more insanely strong women’s field a decade from now.

She explains, “The skills of MTB aren’t going to magically appear your first day… it takes years of small progression. But each small step will feel empowering: the first time you ride over a root, then a rock, over a log, around a berm… then before you know it you’ll be flying off a jump! The magical secret is to just have fun along the way.”

(Haven’t pre-ordered your Shred Girls tshirt yet? Only a couple days left to order!)

Personal favorite quote: “Remember: you got to this new level just by doing you, so you don’t have to be extraordinary. Just be your excellent self.”

Read more about Soren (and follow the series) here!

(Haven’t pre-ordered yet? Only a couple days left to order and get a signed copy + stickers!!)

WANT TO BE FEATURED IN THE REAL LIFE SHRED GIRL SECTION, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO SHOULD BE? GET IN TOUCH HERE!

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