IMBA will celebrate its eleventh-annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) on Saturday, October 4, 2014. This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for pedaling with kids!
What is Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day?
TKMBD is an annual celebration held officially on the first Saturday of October. Events also happen on adjacent weekends. 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?
So whether you’re a dad, uncle, aunt, grandma, or grandpa, and especially if you’re a mom or a kid, we hope you’ll join our Ninja Skills Team for a free, fun “rodeo” in the park.
This ride will feature basic skills and advanced fun benefiting the Monarch School.
Our Ninja Skills Team is super excited and we’ve got a fun afternoon planned. We will set up skills stations where we can practice the basics in small groups before we head out to put them to the test on the trails.
Please note, this is a free event! All we ask is that you consider bringing a donation for the Monarch School of San Diego. They’re working to help kids impacted by homelessness develop the skills they need for a brighter future. We hope to raise funds to help bring the joys and benefits of cycling to their students.
The whole Ride Like a Ninja team is looking forward to seeing you and your family. We’ll have fun giveaways and prizes waiting, too.
Sign up today! :: http://www.meetup.com/Mountain-Bike-Workout/events/201164132/