Final Week to Register Your Take a Kid MTBing Event
For Immediate Release 9-9-2013
Contact Terry [dot] Breheny [at] imba [dot] com (Terry Breheny)
IMBA Events Manager
This is the final week to register an event for IMBA's tenth-annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, taking place Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Events have already been registered in 25 U.S. states, as well as in Australia, Botswana and Portugal.
Events registered on or before Friday, Sept. 13, will receive complimentary care packages (while supplies last) including commemorative number plates, CLIF Kids Z Bars and mountain bike sticker sheets. Events registered after Sept. 13 will still be listed on IMBA's website, but may not receive event kits.
Participants will have the opportunity to win one of two prize packages: a women's-specific bike from Specialized plus a Yakima SwingDaddy hitch rack; or a Specialized youth mountain bike plus a Yakima SwingDaddy hitch rack (only one prize per family). Follow IMBA on Facebook or Twitter for prize giveaway details.
TKMBD is an annual celebration held on the first Saturday of October. The event, developed and coordinated by IMBA, strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with young people. Besides being good, healthy fun, the goal is to develop a connection between kids and the natural world around them. Today's children are tomorrow's land managers and politicians — future decision-makers for important matters like recreation and access to public lands.
This year, in honor of the event’s tenth anniversary, we are putting the emphasis on the whole family with the theme "Take a Mom Mountain Biking Day." In 2012, we saw rides of one to 100 children across the U.S. and in Australia, Canada, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa.
TKMBD events are conducted by IMBA clubs and chapters, retailers, volunteer groups and numerous Trips for Kids chapters. The event supports the mission of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative via IMBA's partnership in the Outdoor Alliance for Kids (OAK).