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October 2/09 10:06 am - Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Tomorrow

Posted by Editoress on 10/2/09

Celebrated on the first Saturday of each October, the next edition of IMBA’s International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is a day away. This year’s turnout will be the largest ever, with more than 7,100 kids registered and ready to ride their bikes in 167 official events.

International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated in a dozen countries in 2009. “We are thrilled with the participation numbers for this year’s event,” says International Executive Director Mike Van Abel. “Kids already love to ride their bikes, but this IMBA program helps connect them with quality trails and great bike parks. Add the support provided by our dedicated volunteer ride leaders and these kids get the best possible mountain biking experience.”

We hope you'll join us!

View our interactive map to find any event in Canada or around the world.

More about the ride:

The program enjoys generous support from the following sponsors:

* Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion
* U.S. Bureau of Land Management
* Children & Nature Network
* CLIF Kid
* Jack Doub Memorial Endowment
* U.S. National Park Service
* Smartwool
* Trips for Kids
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day celebrates the life of Jack Doub, an avid teenage mountain biker from North Carolina who had a true passion for the sport from an early age to the time when he passed away in 2002.

The IMBA Canada Take a Kid Mountain Biking Guide - a 12 page newsletter featuring tips on how to teach kids to mountain bike, plan the perfect ride, start an annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day event, and more - is now available to help you get more youth out pedaling. Download a PDF version of the Guide, or contact to place an order for your copy(ies).


IMBA Canada press release


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