**UPDATE - winner has been chosen - check out @backcountrywomen on Instagram for details. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!**
It's hard to believe it's been almost 1 year since I started Backcountry Women!
At the time, I'd been inspired by women on Instagram and all the independent and amazing adventures they participated in - often on their own or with other women. It got me thinking how awesome it would be to create a community of my own to bring like minded women together. Meanwhile, my husband was away on a snowboarding trip and I realized I wanted to get my bike out for its first ride of the season. But, I also realized how little I knew about getting my bike ready on my own. It hit me how totally reliant I had been on him, but also how empowering it would be to learn to do these things on my own. I was totally capable and I hadn't been doing myself, or him, any favors by relying on him. It took a long time for me to locate the tools and tire pump, and to haul my heavy mountain bike out of my basement a stair at a time, but when I did it and then finally went for a spin on my bike I felt powerful! Maybe it sounds silly, but this really made something click for me.
I didn't exactly know what Backcountry Women would become when I created it, but as I connected further with the community I derived inspiration from it, and my vision became clearer. I am so grateful to all of you for joining me on this journey and am so excited for the future of this awesome movement of supportive women! With that said, I'm announcing the first ever Backcountry Women GIVEAWAY - we'll be giving away one of our beautiful new toques!
- follow @backcountrywomen on Instagram
- post a photo on Instagram and tell us what being part of the Backcountry Women movement means to you
- use hashtag #BCWturns1
- contest ends midnight (CST), March 31/18. Winner will be contacted on April 1/18. Open to USA & Canadian residents only.
(this promotion is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with Instagram in any way)
So pumped for this! Good luck :)