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Discover Bell Joy Ride: Boone, NC

Boone Bell Joy rides are all about bringing joy to ones self by getting out and riding your bike.

There's nothing better than being part of one's journey discovering bikes and the lifestyle that the sport offers. We find so much joy in helping others learn the local trails, teaching basic mountain biking skills, and helping to instill confidence in new riders.

Meet Ambassador Lauren

Jaclyn Delacroix
I can’t wait to see more women engaged in a sport I love so much!

I hail from: A few different places, in sequential order: Born in Louisville, KY, moved to Kennesaw, GA, college in Murray, KY, worked in Louisville, KY, volunteered/lived in Quito Ecuador, worked in Appleton, WI, grad school in La Crosse, WI

But I have roots in: Boone, NC

I pay my rent/mortgage by: Working as an Occupational Therapist

My guilty pleasure is: Bourbon (although I don't really feel any guilt)

When I was little, I wanted to grow up and be: A veterinarian

Now that I’m all growed up, I really want to: Lots of options but the two that stick out: Own an animal rescue for older animals that no one wants or be an professional mascot, I like to dance and wear costumes

The best time I ever had on a bike was: Anytime I am with my friends and family and playing in the woods is a good time

The worst time I ever had on a bike was: Two really good options 1. Riding with my brother when a car hit him and he managed to total the car with his body (he's totally fine now and still biking) or 2. When I broke my leg and had to walk a mile and a half down some steep trails to get to the car.

I love being a Bell Joy Ride Ambassador because: I love encouraging new women to join a sport that seems intimidating when you first start

My mama always used to say: She didn't give me much advice, she knew I was too stubborn to listen

I’ve always wanted a pet: Donkey

Because: They are adorable, and sweet and love head scratches

Shout out to: Way too many important people and organizations to pick just one. Specifically regarding the Bell Joy Ride program in Boone, the ride leaders, bike shops, and organizations that support our mission of getting more women on mountain bikes.

Because: It truly is a community effort and the whole community deserves a shout out for their help

My five favorite words are: Let’s go play bikes, today!

Check Out Lauren’s Helmet of Choice

Bell Super 3R

Super 3R

I love the removable chin bar feature. It's great for the style of riding in Western NC — gravel climbs with technical singletrack descents. It's nice to have the option to clip on the chin bar if I feel like getting rowdy!

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Super Air R

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