Girls Gone Wild

The Girls Riders Organization makes a stop at the Denver Skatepark today as part of the nonprofit’s nationwide action sports tour. The day full of grinds, kickflips and Ollies will focus on getting girls active in skateboarding, roller derby and BMX riding.

GRO will provide coaching and lessons in basic skatepark safety with a team of top skate professionals. The goal is to create a positive environment for girls of all ages and every skill level. The park itself, at 2205 19th Street, will remain open to the public during the event, “because we want to create a realistic environment for girls to learn in,” says organizer and GRO founder Courtney Payne Taylor.

The GRO riders will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for donation-based coaching and clinics. Skateboards and protective gear will be provided, but those wishing to learn on Rollerblades or BMX bikes are asked to bring their own equipment. There will be a skate-boarding contest at 3 p.m. for anyone wishing to enter; winners will get the opportunity to qualify for national amateur competitions in the fall.

For more information on the GRO Experience Tour and specifics on the skate competition, visit http://girlsriders.org.
Sun., July 10, 2011

 
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