Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TAKMBD) was conceived back in 2004 by the International Mountain Biking Association to encourage cyclists to share the sport with the younger generation. The event has evolved over the years to not just focus on mountain biking, but all forms of bicycling.
Since we have chapters all over North America, every chapter has their own unique area(s) they like to ride with many of those locations NOT including mountains. Most of us still use the tried and true mountain bicycle for our programming no matter where we are riding.
Holding a TAKMBD event is a wonderful opportunity to share the love of riding with new folks from your community and also introduce more local leaders to the good work you are doing. Don't be afraid to extend an invitation to ride to your mayor, city officials and even local reporters. They may not actually ride with you, but you never know who may show up to see what you are doing.
This year, team members from our sponsor CST Tires will actually be attending Charlotte's TAKMBD event to witness their program first-hand. It is possible we may have future visits from other sponsors that are located near your chapter.
Can't ride ON Saturday, October 5? Pick another day in October to celebrate. Some cycling advocates host a varity of riding events all month long.
It's not to late to celebrate this years special day by planning a ride! We know some of you are already getting the word out about your events for Saturday, October 5.
Below are events that other chapters are holding on October 5.
Trips for Kids Charlotte TAKMBD
Trips for Kids Marin TAKMBD
Trips for Kids Metro New York TAKMBD
Please email Amy at email@example.com to make her aware of your riding plans for October.