Here are a couple of posts from two NW advocacy groups. Hopefully more to come.
What is Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day?
TKMBD is an annual celebration held on the first Saturday of October. The event, developed and coordinated by IMBA, strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Over the years we’ve had tens of thousands of kids participate from across the globe, including: Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico. Informal or formal, one child or 100 children, TKMBD celebrates the joy of riding in the dirt.
Besides being good, healthy fun, the goal is to develop a connection between kids and the natural world around them. Today’s children are tomorrow’s land managers and politicians — future decision-makers for important matters like recreation and access to public lands. How different might our current access landscape look today if previous generations of policy makers had grown up riding bikes on natural-surface trails?
Trail Fest is over and was a huge success. Hopefully your legs are tired and sore from all of the riding opportunities this weekend. Save this date as this day is all about the kids. Our annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is Saturday, October 4th at the easyCLIMB trail in Cascade Locks.
This event is set to occur after your Saturday soccer plans, so feed the kids a snack, and pile in the car and head out to Cascade Locks. There will be food, activities, music, trail tours, skills course, and onsite bike repair and the day will conclude with raffle and prizes. There may be more riding and a post event party afterward. Registered participants will also receive some swag.
Pre-Register here: http://goo.gl/aIaTQM
Please see the Northwest Trail Alliance calendar page for up to date information. This is a Free Event, thanks to the Port of Cascade Locks, NWTA, Crestline Construction, Maul Foster Alongi, Lumberyard, Hopworks Brewery, Wenzel Coaching, IMBA, Camas Bikes, River City Bicycles, Breakaway Promotions, Santiam Bicycles, REI, Yakima, and the Dimwits WithBriteLites.
Parents/Guardians must be with their kids
When: Saturday, October 4 at 4-6pm (Registration starts at 3:30pm)
Plan: Trail tours, skills course, Kiddy Kat Rally ride, activities.
What to Bring: A bike in good working condition. A chair if we have a fire after dark. A headlamp, or bike light some night riding. Helmets are required (Adults too).
Food: Hot dogs/chips provided by Lumberyard
Camping: Weather dependent
What’s More Fun Than Mountain Biking?
Taking a KID mountain biking!
Join us on October 4th for the 2014 Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and introduce a new rider to the fun of the trail!
For years Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance has worked with its partners to make this fun-filled day a reality. Kids riding with parents, siblings, and friends on every kind of bike on every kind of trail all have one thing in common – a huge smile!
In the past, almost 200 kids and 100 adults turned out to explore the trails at King County’s Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park. Duthie, located in Issaquah, is a bike trail park built for all ages and ability levels – from first-timers to advanced riders.
This year’s event includes guided trail rides, an obstacle course for the little ones, an exciting jump show from local and pro riders, costume bike parade and barbecue, and tons of prizes!
It’s a terrific way to get kids outside in the woods having fun on bikes. Come join us at this family event! All ages are welcome – from tots to teens – they just need a working bike and helmet to participate!
So bring your kids, your neighbor’s kids, or your friends with kids and come ride
bikes on the trails with us!
Volunteers are also needed to make the day a success; please consider joining us as a volunteer and signing up at http://vols.pt/4H9ryT
Date:Saturday, Oct. 4th
Time:10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location:Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
Parking: The primary parking lot for this event is at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints off of Duthie Hill Rd. Click here for directions.
From the Church there will be signs and a path guiding you east through the woods into Duthie Hill Park.
Ages: All ages (and abilities) are welcome!
RSVP on Evergreen’s calendar: http://tinyurl.com/TKMBD14
Questions? Contact BryanR@evergreenmtb.org
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance