Rooted is an all skill level women’s mountain bike festival. This event was created because nothing like it exists within a ten hour (or more?!) radius of western New York. Festival creator, Heather Kinal, wanted a place to learn new skills and ride with other women and decided to create what couldn’t be found locally. She wanted to build an event that other women would want to travel hours to participate and we were so stoked last year to have women join us from 15 different states and Canada!
We are so excited to announce that we are becoming a non-profit!
Non-Profit Mission Statement - Rooted is a safe and welcoming community, empowering women in nature through education, encouragement, and cultivating an open-minded perspective while supporting local outdoor resources and regional recreation spaces.
Festival Mission Statement - Rooted mountain bike festival welcomes a femme-driven community striving to destigmatize mountain bike culture and empower anyone who identifies as a woman, queer, non-binary, trans, or femme of all body types and abilities.
Safety - of the body, mind, and soul
Love - for self, for others, and for the space we occupy.
Welcoming - Of everyone who wants to be in the space
Open-Mindedness - To try new things, to meet new people, and to exit your comfort zone.
Community - Centering and sustaining the Rooted community, our local communities, and the international riding community.