IMBA'S International Take a Kid Mountain Biking DayIMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) will celebrate its fifth annual International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, October 4, 2008. This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids! Schwinn has generously donated 10 youth-sized mountain bikes which will be awarded by raffle to participating clubs who register and ride on International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Here are some things you can do to participate:
- Organize a ride in your local area. IMBA can help you plan an event - either large or small. Please register your ride and we will announce your event on the IMBA website. All events registered before Monday, September 15 at 7pm EST will be sent a Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Event-in-a-Box, which will include Clif Kid ZBars, official Race Plates, special kids stickers, and three t-shirts to give away as prizes. Your group will also be eligible to win a new Schwinn youth mountain bike. Register an event.
- Spread the word. This event is a great opportunity for kids and groups to experience mountain biking for the first time or to get back on the saddle again. Check out our Toolkit for tools to get the word out about your event. In our Toolkit, you will find Posters and templates for Press Releases and Fliers you can use to help publicize your event.
- Take a kid on a ride. Plan to go mountain biking on the first Saturday in October - and bring a kid along for the ride! Check out these helpful tips for taking kids riding and learn about other kids' cycling programs.
- Kids - you can find an event in your area. Ride your mountain bike on October 4 and tell your friends!