Join Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS), Trips for Kids - CAT, Oregon Adventures and the Fat 55 Mountain Bike Marathon for the third season of Kids Mountain Bike 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. Afternoon shuttle rides are expected to include Flat Creek, Aubrey Mountain, Larison Rock and Alpine Trail. We will also offer guided rides starting from Greenwaters Park to Diamond View Pumptrack and Salmon Creek Trail.
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.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. sharp! We'll be running each bike and rider through a safety check and skills assessment before leaving the park for our first ride of the day, starting at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, with shuttled rides leaving the park at 1 p.m. for more advanced riders.
Raffle prizes provided by Lane County area bicycle shops and IBIS will be raffling off a bike of choice to help raise money for future Kids Mountain Bike Oakridge events. Please consider donating $25 to the GOATS Youth Fund during registration at the event to help us sustain this event and keep it free for participating kids!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Preference for available seats will be given to kids and guides. Please register at http://catoregon.org/tfk/get-involved/kidsmtboakreg/. You may also download, sign a waiver ahead of time and bring it to the event:
Thank you for joining us at Kids Mountain Bike Day in Oakridge! Let's ride!