Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

Established in 2004, Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day challenges adults and biking clubs to introduce kids to the sport of cycling. The event celebrates the life of Jack Doub, an avid teenage mountain biker from North Carolina who passed away in 2002.

Developed and coordinated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the event officially takes place every June and October, however clubs and groups are encouraged to organize an event at anytime! We’ll give you advice and tips to structure an event that makes sense for you and your community.

In 2022, clubs around the country hosted 17 events, getting over 90 kids on mountain bikes for the very first time! To learn more about what an event could look like, our Pinkbike blog captures some of the stories from the events.


In 2023, we’re continuing the tradition of getting kids on bikes, and are excited to announce our official dates:

  • Saturday, June 3rd
  • Sunday, October 1st

We hope that event can help kick-off or round-out your season, if those dates don’t work with you organization’s schedule, you are always welcome to host an event on a different day.

Register your event here! Even if you don’t have all the details, letting us know you’re interested in hosting helps us plan our resources and pitch to sponsors.

There are many ways to participate:

  • Events range from a few kids in a neighbourhood to larger festival style events in a community park, open space or trailhead.
  • Develop a grass roots event in your community, support the national outreach, contribute to event “host packages”, or join an existing event.

For additional information or resources, please email Digital assets and other promotional material can be found in the Toolkit at the bottom of this page.


Thank you for organizing a group event for IMBA’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day! Take a Kid events have ranged in size from a few kids and families to several hundred gathering at a local park or trailhead. IMBA Canada clubs, retail shops, Trips for Kids, schools, Scouts, and community groups are encouraged to host events. We’ll give you advice and tips to structure an event that makes sense for you and your community.

Find information on planning your event, promotions and marketing, and resources available for download in the menu at the left. Also find a PDF checklist to aid in planning your event available for download below.

Download Toolkit and Digital Assets