Kids on Bikes is focused on kids – from those just graduated out of training wheels and up. Parents are invited and encouraged to participate – on or off the bike. It should not be considered a “drop-off” program, but a chance to ride with your kids. We need adults to lend a hand because the park is very big and we need to have enough people to keep an eye on everyone. Experienced coaches will lead fun and skill building exercises, bike games, and low-key practice competitions. Parents are encouraged to participate too.
We hold 2 separate Kids on Bikes programs annually. The Spring program is focused on mountain biking, and the fall program is focused on cyclocross.
The purpose (besides having fun) is to build skills and to build confidence on the bike. The Older Lionhearts racers will help to lead Kids on Bikes activities.
Any bike that fits and is in good repair. Child needs to be able to ride without training wheels, and to have enough skill to stop, turn, etc. Helmet Required, must be properly adjusted and buckled. No open-toed or open-heeled shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, crocs or similar because they do not offer enough foot protection or support).
KIDS ON BIKES OFFICIAL WEATHER POLICY
We almost never cancel. Light rain is not a problem, especially when it is warm. Strong thunderstorms may cancel. When questionable weather is present, we will announce cancellation by 1 hour before start time, by leaving a voice mail message on 403-1951. If there is no message then we are on.