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IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Join us October 7, 2017 for a celebration of youth mountain biking!

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is an annual event that seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to the next generation. Created in 2004 in honor of Jack Doub, and recognized by the U.S. Congress, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is officially celebrated every year on the first Saturday in October.

TKMBD events can be hosted by almost anyone in any country. Participating groups include IMBA chapters and affiliated mountain bike clubs, community organizations, scouting groups, youth programs, schools and others. Or, gather your family, friends and coworkers to host your own, local ride. Every #mountainbiker is invited to participate! 

Since 2004, nearly 100,000 youth have discovered and celebrated the joy of pedaling two wheels on dirt at TKMBD events, and many have gone on to become passionate riders, volunteer trail advocates and even high school mountain bike racers.

The map will be updated as events are registered. Add yours, today!

Please note that not all of these events take place on Oct. 7.

Keep reading for resources on planning a successful, fun event. 

Grab the Graphics

We apologize for any inconvenience, but IMBA is not providing physical TKMBD kits in 2017. 

Share the Joy!

Tag #TKMBD on social media to show us your ride. You can find us @imba_us on Instagram.

Check out our photo gallery of previous events. 

Plan a Fun Event

Teach Rules of the Trail

Part of an awesome mountain biking experience includes knowing about how to care for our trails and respect fellow trail users. IMBA’s Rules of the Trail promote responsible riding and are a great thing to teach the next generation of mountain bikers.


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