Kids Mountain Bike Day in Oakridge
Join Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS), Trips for Kids - CAT, Oregon Adventures and Fat 55 Mountain Bike Marathon for the third season of Kids Mountain Bike Day in Oakridge. This year, we are offering two events - your family will enjoy our summer kick-off program on Sunday, June 9, and, we'll close out the season on Sunday, September 15, following the Fat 55 Mountain Bike Marathon. Kids will learn new skills, including how to position thier bodies correctly and balance thier bikes with confidence while navigating trail and obstacles, gauging speed, tight turns and corners. Shuttled rides are expected to include Flat Creek, Aubrey Mountain, Larison Rock and Alpine Trail. We will also offer guided rides starting from Greenwaters Park down the Salmon Creek Trail and rotating skills clinics.
Although we highly recommend your children bring thier own bikes and helmets, we will have a very limited supply of bikes that can be borrowed for the day from the Trips for Kids bike corral. The Kiwanis Club will be on hand to distribute free helmets for those kids in need.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. sharp! If you are bringing your own bike, we will need to run it through a safety check. Please come early so we can load up the shuttles on time. Shuttles will be leaving Greenwaters Park for each ride at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon, and skills clinics will rotate every hour, beginning at 10 a.m. for kids who want to prepare ahead of thier first shuttle ride, or learn new skills that will help take them to the next level.
Raffle prizes provided by Lane County area bicycle shops and IBIS will be raffling off a bike of choice to help raise money for Kids Mountain Bike Oakridge. Please consider donating $25 to the GOATS Youth Fund duirng the event to help us sustain this event and keep it free for participating kids!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SHUTTLE RIDES. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Preference for available seats will be given to kids and guides. Please register at http://catoregon.org/tfk/about/registration/. You may also complete a waiver ahead of time and bring it to the event completed: http://www.oakridgegoats.org/sites/default/files/waiverForm_0.pdf.
Thank you for joining at Kids Mountain Bike Day in Oakridge! Let's ride!
More information at http://oakridgegoats.org/youth
- Greenwaters Park
- Oakridge, OR
- latitude: 43.737985
- longitude: -122.456773