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What we do

World Ride supports the empowerment of women globally through mountain biking. Donations and proceeds go toward supporting women's mountain biking in Nepal, Guatemala, Peru and Lesotho in three areas:

  1. Recreation
    • Women do not traditionally have the opportunity for recreation in the outdoors. World Ride is committed to getting more women outside on mountain bikes to have FUN! Currently, we have a bike and gear library for women to use to go on recreational mountain bike rides in each location.
  2. Careers
    • Mountain bike tourism is growing around the world. We support women becoming mountain bike guides in their countries through guide certifications, leadership training and first aid training. We work with local partners that employ the women that we help train.
  3. Racing
    • We help to support women in their racing goals to help bring awareness to mountain biking in their countries and support these women with their competitive goals.

The story of World Ride

In March of 2017, World Ride founder Julie Cornelius traveled to Nepal for an AndShesDopeToo film Moksha, a women's mountain bike film project that evolved from Endure Nepal, a project she originally spearheaded in 2015. After two years, Julie traveled to Nepal with a team of lady mountain bikers to work with female mountain bikers in Nepal and tell their story through the film that was released in January 2018. As an extension of the original project, World Ride is committed to the long term vision of helping create opportunity for more Nepali women to begin mountain biking. Why just stop in one country when there is an opportunity to make an impact in other areas as well? World Ride has expanded is committed to the mission of empowering women globally through mountain biking.

World Ride works with local partners in each location that are committed to our mission. These partners help to recruit more women into the mountain biking community, assist in training guides and also employing certified guides. These guides have the opportunity to work year round with our partners, and they also guide all World Ride trips to their countries. These mountain bike adventure trips are an important part of our mission because they allow YOU to visit the places that we work to experience the amazing cultures and see first hand how mountain biking is making a difference in the lives of the women we work with.

We are thrilled to have expanded our mission to Guatemala in 2019 and will be adding two new locations in 2020- Peru and Lesotho! We will also be hosting movie nights in various locations around the US that feature women's mountain bike films and raffles with gear from our sponsors!

Meet the Team

Julie Cornelius

Director/World Ride

Julie began mountain biking with a supportive crew of ladies in Tucson, AZ. She found her passion and has since combined mountain biking with her love of travel, traveling to 10 different countries to explore by bike . In 2015, she was making plans to travel to Nepal when the devastating earthquakes struck. Julie began brainstorming ways to help and over the course of a couple of years, Moksha was made and World Ride were founded.

Jenny Caunt

Trip Organizer, Owner, Ride Leader, Woman who does it all /Himalayan Singletrack & Ladies Mountain League

Jenny is originally from Australia, but now calls Kathmandu home. She is the owner of Himalayan Singletrack and runs the Ladies Mountain League (LML). Through LML, she has been instrumental in getting Nepali women out on mountain bikes by leading weekly group rides, organizing skills weekends and helping ladies get the gear they need to ride.

Usha Khanal

Guide/ Nepal

Usha began mountain biking a few years ago and dove straight in. She now works full time for Himalayan Singletrack as one of the first Nepali female certified mountain bike guides. Usha also likes to race cross country mountain biking and is one of the most kind and patient people you will meet!

Roja KC

Guide/ Nepal

Roja began mountain biking a few years ago as part of her training in competing in triathlons. In May 2017, she became one of the first female Nepali certified mountain bike guides and now works part time as a guide. Roja has incredible energy and and a great sense of humor- both equally important qualities of a mountain bike guide!

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A trip of the lifetime that helps to support the World Ride mission and empower women in Nepal.