This Examiner has learned of a great opportunity for all people who would like to try mountain biking with their children.
Thanks to Avid4 Adventure and Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA)celebrating “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” there is a FREE mountain bike instruction/expo on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Boulder’s Valmont Park. This celebration is part of the eighth annual international celebration supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Children and parents are invited to bike together in a FREE 50 minute ride clinics at Boulder’s new Valmont Bike Park. You must register in advance at www.avid4.com and clinics will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
With the decline in America’s kids health being outside and being active has never been more important to many parents. There are over 300 “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” events being held on the first Saturday in October and having one so close to us is a great chance to try something new with your children. Valmont Bike Park has 40-acres of different surfaces for riding and four miles of trails and is a free community park that you can take your children to at anytime, or take a few hours to release your inner outdoor enthusiast. This park caters to all levels and provides a controlled environment for people to learn, have fun and push their limits.
Last year I started to add biking into my exercise regime and love the feeling of being outdoors in this beautiful Colorado weather biking down a trail. I have not yet been brave enough to venture off the numerous bike paths offered within the Denver/Metro area but it looks like it is time to pack up my bike, my kids and their bikes and experience something new this weekend! Hope to see you there!
Date/Time: Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Valmont Bike Park, 3160 Airport Road (Valmont and Airport) in Boulder.
Online pre-registration is required to participate in the free clinics so hop online to www.avid4.com to register. Then bring your bikes & helmets (required for all riders) water and smiling faces to Valmont Bike Park on October 1, 2011.