IMBA’s International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

IMBA will celebrate its sixth annual International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, October 2, 2010. This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids!

Registration is now open!

We’re sure this year’s event will be even bigger and better than ever. Here are some things you can do to participate:

  1. Organize a ride in your local area. If you register your event by Sept 15, you will be sent a Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Event-in-a-Box, which will include official Race Plates, and special kids stickers to give away as prizes. Your group will also be eligible for the Specialized Raffle of 2(boys/girls) Hot Rock 24 7 speed bikes.
  2. Spread the word. This event is a great opportunity for kids and groups to experience mountain biking for the first time or to get back on the saddle again. Check out our online toolkit to we’ve created to help you get the word out about your event. In our toolkit, you will find posters and templates for press releases and fliers you can use to help publicize your event.
  3. Plan to go mountain biking on the first Saturday in October — and bring a kid along for the ride! Check out these helpful tips for taking kids riding and learn about other kids’ cycling programs.
  4. Check out our map to find an event near you.

IMBA’s 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 but passed away in 2002. Funding is provided by the Jack Doub Memorial Endowment. The event will take place each year on the first Saturday in October.

Assistance provided by Trips for Kids, helping disadvantaged kids discover mountain biking since 1988! Trips for Kids chapters nationwide make a difference in kids’ lives by opening their world to mountain biking. By starting a Trips for Kids Chapter in your town, you can take disadvantaged kids on mountain biking all year round. Learn how to start a chapter.

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