Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

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October 1, 2015

 

For the past 12 years, the first Saturday in October is “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.”  The Northwest has many organized events, which are listed below.

The International Mountain Bicycling Association and United States Congress recognized the need to get children more active outdoors and created this day to encourage youth to be physically active.

The day is also in celebration of Jacob Mock Doub, a top national-level downhill mountain bike competitor, who began mountain biking in 1996 at age 11. Beyond riding, his passion was to give other kids the opportunity to learn to ride. He died from a bicycle injury in 2002.

This year, across the United States and in Canada, hundreds of mountain biking organizations and clubs will be sponsoring “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” over the first weekend in October. Many will be multi-activity events, while some will be a specific mountain bike ride. Participation requires registration.

Washington

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Duthie Hill Park

26150 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah

Oct. 3 - Event activities start at 10 a.m.

https://www.evergreenmtb.org/calendar/eventdetail/156/-/take-a-kid-mountain-bike-day-2015

Pathfinders

Bennington Lake

3211 Reservoir Rd, Walla Walla

Oct. 3 – Mountain bike ride starts at 9 a.m.

www.imba.com/tkmbd/local-events/pathfinders

Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition

Lake Padden Park

4882 Samish Way, Bellingham

Oct. 4 – Event activities start at 1 p.m.

www.fairhaven.com/events/detail/7335

Camas Bike and Sport

Lacama Park

3344 NE Everett Street, Camas

Oct. 4 – Event activities start at 3:30 p.m.

www.camasbikes.com/about/takmbd-pg166.htm

Oregon

Northwest Trail Alliance

easyCLIMB Trail at Cascade Locks

Industrial Park Way, Cascade Locks

Oct. 3 – Event activities start at 4 p.m.

http://nw-trail.org/events/tkmbd-2015/

Montana

MTB Missoula

Spurgin Park

Corner of Spurgin and Tower Roads, Missoula

Oct. 3 – Event activities start at 9 a.m.

www.imba.com/tkmbd/local-events/mtb-missoula

Flathead Fat Tires

Whitefish Bike Retreat

855 Beaver Lake Rd, Whitefish

Oct. 3 – Event activities start at 9 a.m.

www.flatheadfattires.com/events/clinics

Idaho

The event in McCall, Idaho was Sept. 26, 2015.

British Columbia

Fernie Mountain Bike Club

Fernie Bike Park

250 Pine Avenue, Fernie

Oct. 3 – Mountain bike ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

www.imba.com/tkmbd/local-events/fernie-mountain-bike-club

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