Saturday, October 6th, IMBA is celebrating its fourteenth-annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) and this is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for pedaling with the next generation of Ninjas! This will be our 8th year celebrating in San Diego and we have an exciting 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.
What is Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day?
TKMBD, developed and coordinated by IMBA, strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Over the years IMBA has 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?
We’re looking forward to seeing you and your family, so whether you’re a dad, mom, uncle, aunt, grandma, or grandpa, and especially if you’re a kid, we hope you’ll join our Ninja Skills Team for a free, fun “rodeo” in the park. We’ll have fun giveaways and prizes waiting, too!