Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah 

Transitioning back to school can be rough for kids. Instead of swim lessons, bicycling and pick-up baseball the neighborhood – they are met with homework, desks and piano lessons.

On Saturday, Oct. 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you’ll have a chance to ease this transition by giving the kids in your life one more taste of summer freedom. Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will host young riders up to age 16 for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) – a free youth mountain biking event at King County’s Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.

The event will include guided trail riding, an obstacle course for the little ones, a jump show from local and pro riders, a free barbecue and tons of prizes.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is an annual celebration that strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Last year, TKMBD had more than 13,000 participants at hundreds of events across the globe. More than 200 kids and 100 adults came out to ride at the 2013 Duthie Hill TKMBD event.

Besides being good, healthy, outdoor fun, the goal of the event is to develop a connection between kids and the natural world around them according to the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance’s press release.

“Evergreen is more active than ever in introducing kids to mountain biking and it’s through that introduction that we’re creating the healthy stewards and leaders of tomorrow.” - Glenn Glover, Evergreen Executive Director

Supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Trips for Kids, TKMBD 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 to the time when he passed away in 2002.

The event is free and open to all ages. Parents are welcome to ride with their kids too. Local sponsors of the 2014 Duthie Hill TKMBD include Gregg’s Cycles, Giant, Element Cycles, Sweet Lines, Cascade Bicycle Club and Diamondback.

Find out more and register for the free event.

Register for free event