Belaey who has made Bentonville his US basecamp explains: “I was here during the International Women's MTB day which was happening at the same time of the Bentonville film festival and got the idea of championing women on mountain bikes and celebrate
Women Shred is proud to have hosted the second annual event fusing a bike festival aimed at women and the depiction of female cyclists in film. With its roots firmly planted in the world-famous OZ Trails and ran in cooperation with the Bentonville Film Festival the 2020 Women Shred will be held May 1-3. Women Shred aims to be a champion for female mountain bikers by doing and by showing.
Women Shred was created by Kenny Belaey and Fien Lammertyn. “If you like mountain biking, a relaxed atmosphere, great food and awesome people, Bentonville truly is heaven on earth. We immediately fell in love with this place,” enthuses Lammertyn, who’s an avid mountain biker and experienced event organizer.
Kenny is a multiple trial bike world champion and professional mountain biker who travels the world for his sport and has made a name for himself in the NBA with his spectacular halftime shows.
Belaey who has made Bentonville his US basecamp explains: “I was here during the International Women's MTB day which was happening at the same time of the Bentonville film festival and got the idea of championing women on mountain bikes and celebrate women in mountain bike films. We want to attract women from all over the world to experience the amazing and accessible Oz Trails.”
Kenny and Fien are gearing up for an action-packed four-day event that offers excitement for riders of any skill level or age. Group rides, workshops, trial bike shows in downtown Bentonville, a buzzing expo, meet and greets with mountain bike super stars and much more will make Women Shred the world’s epicenter of female mountain biking.
“With Women Shred we want to cater to the experienced mountain biker who’s in for a new discovery or wants to hone her skills as well as the novice rider. And at the same time we want to share our passion for this wonderful sport to someone who’s never even seen a mountain bike in her life but who wants to become fitter or have a great time outdoors,” says Fien, who has produced several award-winning UCI World Cup events.