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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 on the first Saturday of every 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

Last year, Canadian events – which boasted group rides, skills clinics, bouncy castles, and BBQs– attracted more than 3,500 participants. Internationally, events were held in Australia, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Saturday June 9, 2018 AND Saturday October 13, 2018


Will both mark the 14th annual celebration of Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day, an event which has put more than 53,000 kids and adults on bicycles worldwide. Developed and coordinated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the event officially takes place on the first Saturday of every October but events can be hosted at any time of the year. This is great opportunity to share your passion for pedaling with kids!

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.

Find additional information, resources, registration, and events in the menu at the left. Posters and other promotional material can be found in the Toolkit.

TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY TOOLKIT


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.

Event Biking Checklist