I love hanging with the girls. Before sitting down to write this week’s column I got out on the hill with a friend. There is something different about riding with other females. The energy is different and so inspiring. Back in 98’ I spent a season at Lake Louise, I found a posse of girls that loved to ride and no matter what the conditions the days we went out together were always my favorite. That was where it all started.
Returning to Canada many years later and riding at Red I was surrounded by boys. Lacking my girls I went looking for inspiration in other places; magazines, movies, anything I could think of and it was sadly lacking. The girls that were in the magazines were standing with their gear looking pretty – that was not what I was looking for; I wanted to see them in action!
By the time we returned home I had come up with a plan to help others like me, girls looking for inspiration. We came up with the name Bettygohard and I set out to create a place where females could be inspired and inspire others. I figured out how to build websites and with a snowboard bums budget created the Bettygohard community. It was a great start but a long way from where I wanted to go.
The website has evolved over the years as I searched for a way to create the interactive community I had imagined. At this time Facebook and other social networks started appearing and I had a goal; to build a social network for females of all ages that are into action sports.
This Christmas Bettygohard launched the Bettygohard Social Network @ www.bettygohard.ca. Now it is time to get out and get you girls/ladies/women and even the guys involved in the dream of inspiring others to get out and go hard. No boundaries, No expectations, just getting out and having fun; however you like to do it!!
Please take a moment to log on and sign up, www.bettygohard.ca , it’s free and easy to do. Become part of the Betty movement today and be part of the action.