Watch Women of MTB Build Trails & Fellowship in ‘She Digs’

‘She Digs’ follows 50-plus women on an empowering, sweat-laden mountain bike trail-building mission.

Kirsten Smith and Brooke Goudy are, for all intents and purposes, crushers. As leaders of inclusivity-focused The Elevated Alpine and Black Girls Do Bike Denver, both pro riders strive to bring women of all backgrounds and abilities together via the outdoors.

Recently, the pair organized “She Digs,” a weeklong MTB trail-building retreat on the ancestral Tribal lands near Nederland, Colo.

The effort was both physical and symbolic. “This weekend was a chance to appreciate all of the work that goes into maintaining trails,” Smith explained, “[and] to appreciate everyone’s accomplishments in advancing women in mountain biking.”

Smith and Goudy funneled a percentage of sponsorship funds back to the area’s Indigenous community. Get some dirt under your fingernails with this wholesome clip.

Runtime: 7 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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