The Cycle Effect hires Molly Gamble as program coordinator


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The Cycle Effect, a nonprofit working to empower young women through mountain biking, hired Molly Gamble as a program coordinator to support the growth of the organization.

With a high school education and training for The Cycle Effect, Gamble immediately connected to the supportive environment she found in the team and incredible courage, persistence and confidence. that athletes and coaches have practiced. This connection inspired her to deepen her work and involvement with the local organization and to bring these unique experiences to this new position within the programming team.

Starting as a volunteer in 2017, Gamble prioritized developing his skills as a coach and mentor and sought training to support the team as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach. As the head coach of Team Edwards for the past three years, Gamble has sought opportunities, including obtaining BICP Instructor Certification, to better support the athletes on the team. She used her expertise in critical pedagogy to create and develop the mentoring program for other coaches. She also helped design and implement The Cycle Effect pilot program in Routt County this year.

“I have first-hand experience of the power of impact of this program for the communities in which The Cycle Effect operates,” Gamble said in a press release. “My favorite part of coaching for The Cycle Effect has been seeing the growth and advancement of skills and social and emotional well-being throughout the season. This includes the rewarding experience of seeing each athlete grow more confident as they learn more about the sport, find the courage to try tough things and be authentic themselves by accessing the trails from their own backyard. . This program breaks down barriers and provides a safe space for these young people to navigate learning a new sport and how those skills translate into their everyday lives.

“We are delighted that Molly is joining our team in this role,” said Peter Barclay, Program Director for The Cycle Effect. “Our program is impacting more athletes in more communities and the coordinator will support this growth in programming. Molly’s history and background as a volunteer, coach, head coach and now full-time staff member allows her to jump right in and support our organization and our families from day one. Molly’s contagious positive energy is visible every day in training, and we can’t wait for that energy to flow throughout the organization.

Now serving 285 girls in three counties (Summit, Eagle and Mesa), The Cycle Effect helps young women build brighter futures and become leaders in their communities and beyond. With 70% of registrations from Latina and 86% from cyclists from low-income families, the organization aims to break down the barriers of mountain biking and get more girls to ride.

For more information on The Cycle Effect, email [email protected].


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