Weekend Rides: Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
The Portland metro area is participating with two scheduled events: one at L.L. Stub Stewart Park west of the city, and one at Cascade Locks in the Columbia Gorge to the east.
Developed and coordinated by the International Mountain Bike Association, the event was created to encourage communities to join together to introduce and share the joy of mountain biking with children. Since its inception, Take a Kid Mountain Biking events have taken place in Australia, Canada, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, and throughout the U.S.
While mountain biking is sometimes regarded as an elite sport, at a very basic level it provides a healthy form of recreation that connects people of all ages with the natural world. Today's kids are tomorrow's land managers, environmental stewards, and politicians.
Northwest Trail Alliance is offering two events for family fun this Saturday; the main event is scheduled in Cascade Locks, and a second option has just been added at L.L. Stub Stewart on the west side.
The day concludes with a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses.
The L.L. Stub Stewart event offers a beginner-friendly ride and coincides with a regularly scheduled trail work party, providing an interactive and engaging way to teach kids (and adults) about what goes into making and maintaining trails.
Cascade Locks TAKMB
Saturday, Oct. 4, 4–6 p.m.
Event registration: http://goo.gl/aIaTQM
L.L. Stub Stewart TAKMB
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
No registration required.
For more information about either of these events, visit www.nw-trail.org
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