For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Girls Riders Organization Inc.
3235 N Hartstrait Road
Bloomington, IN 47404
Courtney Payne Taylor
Phone: 812-322-5254

Announcing “gro Experience Tour”
– Activating females through experience –

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (May 26, 2011) – X Games cut out girls skateboard vert recently, following Dew Action Sports Tour and other events removing the female competitions here in the US. Sports programs for girls and youth are still disappearing. Now more than ever, there is a need to reach out and provide activities and opportunities to get girls active and to provide positive goals to work towards.
Girls Riders Organization is setting out on its 6th annual national tour, gro Experience. From New York to Los Angeles, gro will be providing festivals of empowerment for females of all ages through action sports and active arts. At the six gro Experience events across the country there will be free workshops to learn to skate, ride BMX, the life of roller derby, creating art, playing music and more! Best of all, the demos and education are free for all girls. But if you’re under
18, don’t forget to bring your parent to sign you up! Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Top gro Experience off with the first national series for amateur female street skateboarding and several women’s BMX contests and there is something for all abilities. A day devoted to inspiring girls and providing a venue for the experienced to showcase their talent.
“Over the last five year, we have seen the amazing impact these activities have of females. From the young girls driven to progress to the mom who ride her longboard instead of getting in the car the stories are endless. It is time to share not only these stories, but the experience with females everywhere.” Says Courtney Payne Taylor, the organizations founder.
New York, New York June 11th Omaha, Nebraska July 2nd Columbus, Ohio June 18th Denver, Colorado July 10th
Chicago, Illinois June 25th Los Angeles, California July 16th The events are free, but donations are encouraged to keep the programs going for the future. For more information and a complete list of events across the country, visit
**Any persons under the age of 18 years, must have a parent or guardian present to
sign you up onsite during registration to learn to ride or compete.

About Girls Riders Organization
Girls Riders Organization (GRO) is a nonprofit group launched in 2006 on a mission to inspire, educate and support girls through action sports and active arts. Traveling the country bringing nonexclusive events and opportunities designed for females by females to more girls coast to coast to anyone. All girls, all ages and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. GRO strives to make action sports more accessible by, providing equipment, instruction and a safe and
positive environment. Then through gro Memberships and gro Crews work to continue growing opportunities all year long.
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