Roxanne Harrison of Trips for Kids Santa Cruz wants to share two upcoming fall events to help get kids outside and on bicycles. Both look worthwhile. — Karen Kefauver
The first event is the second annual Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Date: September 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
2601 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
The second event is Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day in Toro Park, Monterey on Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is a great event sponsored by MORCA and IMBA designed to expose kids to mountain biking.
Our hope is to bring some of veteran kid riders and hopefully attract some new kids to come along for this event.
The Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is hosting Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.
When: Saturday October 6th, 2012, 10am to 2pm
Where: Toro Park near the Quail Meadows day use area.
Click here for park information.
Cost: The event is free but there is an $8 entrance fee to Toro Park if you drive in.
What to expect:
On site registration will start at 10am and continue throughout the event.
All participants must sign a waiver and helmets are required (NO EXCEPTIONS!!!).
Activities include basic bike safety, a skills course, trail rides for all ages, prizes and a barbeque.
This local event is part of a nationwide celebration known as “Take-A-Kid-Mountain-Biking Day,” supported by IMBA. The event purpose is to provide a means for kids and their families to enjoy local trails together. The Monterey County Parks Department will allow bikes on certain Toro Park trails that are usually closed so beginners can enjoy a safe ride. Local bike shops have donated products along with contributions from IMBA and Cliffbar.
Participants will need to bring their own bikes and helmets (MORCA has a few extra kids’ helmets to loan and some demo bikes will be available on a first come first served basis). Bike gloves are recommended, but not required. Parents are encouraged to ride with their children.
This is a great opportunity to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids.
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