IMBA will celebrate its eighth annual International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day this weekend. This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids!
Ryan and I started this tradition last year and took the boys to Lebanon Hills in Eagan, MN. It was a blast! I actually did a trail run behind the train (Ryan- Rowan-Carson) just to help Carson up some of the hills with a little push when needed. BUT, as soon as we were done with our first loop, I was addicted and ready to start mountain biking myself.
The boys absolutely LOVED it! It was a turning point for me. I went from strictly roadie to longing for the off-road challenge. I saw the look of joy in my boys faces (Ryan included) and figured this was a great way to get exercise as a family. We have since taken them back to that same trail several times. Each time it gets easier for them and more fun! (Okay, there have been a few falls that turned into tantrums, but overall it is fun.) The best part is that I can ride with them instead of running behind the bike train this year 🙂
If you have kids that like to ride their bikes, you should take them out on the trails this Saturday.
Here are TEN tips to make the day a success: http://www.imba.com/tkmbd/10-tips-take-kid-mountain-biking-day