IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated at Lenoir’s Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail on October 4th at 10 a.m. Join the Alliance and event sponsor Luna Cycles for a fun morning of riding dedicated to the kids!

TKMBD is an annual celebration held officially on the first Saturday of October. The event, developed and coordinated by IMBA, strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Over the years we’ve had tens of thousands of kids participate from across the globe, including: Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico. Informal or formal, one child or 100 children, TKMBD celebrates the joy of riding in the dirt.

Besides being good, healthy fun, the goal is to develop a connection between kids and the natural world around them. Today’s children are tomorrow’s land managers and politicians — future decision-makers for important matters like recreation and access to public lands. How different might our current access landscape look today if previous generations of policy makers had grown up riding bikes on natural-surface trails?

An adult group ride when the kids’ ride commences (around noon). If you are interested in helping with the event or need more information, email Shawn Moore at shawnmoore@lunacyclesnc.com

Directions: Traveling north from Hickory on Highway 321, turn right on Nuway Circle. After a half mile turn right on Zacks Fork Rd. and park at the 2nd parking lot on the right near the greenway access. Map and Trailhead Coordinates: 35.943051, -81.521919.

Registration: Please fill out this quick form: LINK.