Huge Turnout and Tons of Fun at NWTA's 2011 Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

The NWTA's 2011 Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Stub Stewart State Park was a big success with over 80 participants!

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From the beautiful setting of the Hilltop Dayuse Area at Stub Stewart State Park, there were young mountain bikers in every direction, from 4-year olds on balance bikes, to 12-year olds on 26-inch mountain bikes. Adults and families shared in the fun too. Hillsboro Biking provided bike inspections and repair, while Hillsboro Parks and Recreation and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance provided bikes and helmets for those in need. NWTA assembled the ever-popular bike skills course for a warm-up and fun in camp.

After breaking into ability levels, event sponsors led kids and families on four different mountain bike rides through the park. Behind the dirt and sweat, the big smiles made it clear how much fun everyone was having. In fact, kids went on a second ride after lunch and couldn’t seem to put their mountain bikes down.  

Stub Stewart State Park's ranger was also on hand with interactive displays about the park and its wildlife. NWTA's free BBQ lunch rounded out the day, keeping hungry mountain bikers happy. 

Special thanks to Oregon State Parks, REI, Hillsboro Parks and Recreation, Hillsboro Biking, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and the Community Cycling Center for making the event a success.

Hope to see everyone out there at next year’s event!

Some photos from the event (click here for more):

 

invited to trail building volunteer opportunities...

 

And if it wasn't for dedicated mountain bike volunteers coming out to dig trails to ride... then, well, there wouldn't have been any single track trails to have fun on during this event!

Please consider coming to help this Saturday, October 8th... swing a shovel, move some dirt, drag some branches...  we are clearing a new trail to extend the XC/AM single track trail network!

http://nw-trail.org/event/2011/10/2844   <-- event details.   volunteer check-in is 8:45am at Welcome Center.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month thru May ... we'll be hosting volunteer trail work party at Stub Stewart State Park to build out the mountain bike trails.

Hope to see you out there on trail... digging...!

Thanks for your help.

Really so excited!! Well