Kids on Bikes is an off-road ride for kids who have graduated from training wheels up to age 18. The riding is focused on kids. Parents are invited and encouraged to participate by riding along – 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 and older juniors from the Lionhearts Racing Team will lead fun and skill building exercises, bike games, and low-key practice competitions.
The purpose (besides having fun) is to build skills and to build confidence on the bike. Participants choose to do so will be prepared to race cyclocross and will be given the opportunity to enter a few races Competition is low-key and always ability matched.
Most kids are in the age range of 7 to 14 but any age is OK and we will have some kids up to 17. What is important is that they can ride strongly enough to make progress on grass and do not need training wheels.
Day: Friday evenings beginning August 15th. Final session is on October 24th.
Location: Kingswood park (formerly Kingswood golf course).
4188 Irwin Simpson Rd, Mason, OH 45040
DATES / TIMES
As daylight wanes we move to earlier start times.
August 15th – September 5th 7:00 – 8:00 pm
September 12th – October 10th 6:30 – 7:30 pm
October 17th – October 24th 6:00 – 7:00 pm
SPECIAL DATES / EVENTS
September 8th – Lionheart CX race at Kingswood Park
October 24th – KOB Season End Pizza Party and bonfire after the ride
November 1st – Kings International CX
EQUIPMENT – 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). Note adults must also wear a properly fitted helmet.
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.
REGISTRATION: Online pre-registration is available on bikereg.com at this link. All kids who pre-register will receive a Kids on Bikes T shirt and access to all of the sessions. Week to week registration is also available, but to get the t-shirt you have to pre-register.
Note that Lionhearts registration also includes membership in the Kids on Bikes fall program so Lionhearts do not need to register. If you would like information on joining the Lionhearts, please visit www.lionhearts.org
Adults who plan to ride with the kids should also register at bikereg.com – there is no cost for adults as volunteers to ride along with the kids. Adults must also wear an approved helmet when riding.
COST: $50 for the 11 week session, includes a new KOB T shirt. There is not cost for adults who ride with the kids.
$5 per week when registering on a weekly basis.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org