Posted by Editoress on 09/30/15
Clear your calendar for a few hours this Saturday, October 3rd, to take part in IMBA Canada's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! Clubs, bike shops, national parks, youth groups and families will be hosting events across Canada as part of the twelfth annual international celebration.
Developed and coordinated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TAKMBD) officially takes place on the first Saturday of every October but events can be hosted at any time of the year. This year, more than 1,500 Canadian kids will hit the trails at one of 37 registered events.
You can find an event near you using IMBA Canada's interactive map and calendar of events, or simply invite a kid to join you at your local trails or bike park. Informal or formal, one child or 100 children, TAKMBD celebrates the joy of riding in the dirt.
Help us share the excitement by posting your photos on IMBA Canada's Facebook page or your own Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages and tag @IMBACanada and #TAKMBD. Share stories and photos about your day with parents, community leaders, local press and IMBA Canada. Tell the world how you plan to take a kid mountain biking!
TAKMBD resources are now available in French as well as English, thanks to partner organization Vélo Québec. Visit imbacanada.com/kids, to access our online resources, and to find out how you can get involved.
The 2015 Canadian TAKMBD program is made possible through generous support from presenting sponsor MEC, and through ongoing partnerships with Parks Canada, Ontario Parks, and Vélo Québec.
About IMBA Canada
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada) is a non‐profit association whose mission is to ensure Canada is home to a strong and vibrant mountain bike community, riding a world-class network of mountain bike trails. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking worldwide by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's Canadian office has been up and running since 2004. Join the movement at imbacanada.com.
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