Take a kid MTB day

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On Saturday, Oct. 7th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will host Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day for young riders of all skills up to age 16. This free youth mountain biking event at King County’s Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah has quadrupled in size since starting in 2011. 2017 is on track to be the largest event yet.

Minipumptrack4c(Courtesy photo)With activities for toddlers on Strider bikes to teens on school race teams, ‘Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day’ includes guided trail riding, mini skills clinics, youth bike demos, family rides, regular and mini pump-track challenges, a free barbecue lunch from Gregg’s Cycles, snacks from Clif Bar, and prizes including youth bikes from Kona, Diamondback, and Trek.

This annual celebration continues to grow along with the increasing number of mountain bikers across Washington state. While mountain biking adults raise mountain biking children, education classes across the state report an increasing number of adults becoming mountain bikers to spend time with their kids.
The event is free and open to all ages and abilities. Parents are welcome to ride with their young riders.

Besides being outdoor fun, the event aims to continue the connection between kids and the natural world around them. “Evergreen really puts emphasis on youth riding and stewardship,” says Evergreen Executive Director Yvonne Kraus “and this event is a great way for parents to ride with their kids, or for new youth riders to try out mountain biking for the first time.”.
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