KIDS RIDES & EVENTS
This challenge is awesome! Kids ride one or two laps around a half mile course which is comprised primarily of pavement with some grass, and light duty trail or fire road. Three different age groups; 6 and under, 7-8 and 9-10. Different age groups will tackle different courses. This is always one of the highlights of the kids’ events. Awards presented for all kids immediately following the event.
Kids Skills Course Opens
Lake Leatherwood City Park
Leatherwood Kid’s Guided Fun Ride
Starts at Lake Leatherwood City Park at the Adventure Subaru Kid’s Tent
Distance is a half mile to 4 miles (1-2 hours). Parents welcome and encouraged.
Bring any child to this ride. The Ball field complex offers a half mile paved trail for tykes and first time riders that is smooth, easy riding with no hills. This ride will also put kids in the general vicinity of the Downhill finish line, skills course and Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tents offering a great morning of fun on and off the bike. A local guide will take the kids down the Leatherwood Trail. This 2 mile trail is mostly flat with only 20 feet of elevation gain and loss. The ride will travel to the main park complex where there will be a turn-around point and a new option. Parents or guardians are encouraged to accompany riders under the age of 10.
Kids skills Course
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Located at Lake Leatherwood City Park at the Adventure Subaru Kid’s Tent
This is where the fun will be. The Adventure Subaru Kid’s tent will offer fun for kids of all ages. The Skills Course will be a collection of routes on wooden manmade features. Imagine a little free-ride park for kids. Most all of these features will be ground level and offer kids the chance to get comfortable rolling over curb size, ladder bridges, and ramps in a grassy obstacle free environment. Great fun and super for skills development.
Lake Leatherwood City Park at the Adventure Subaru Kid’s Tent
Everyone will have a ball at the Rodeo! All registrants will get a Fatty Fest Grab bag full of awesome kids’ stuff. The event will also be host to tons free goodies and food.
- Skills Courses designed to help kids get a grip on the basics of riding including negotiating natural and man-made obstacles. Both are chaperoned.
- Barrel Races: This is the classic rodeo challenge adapted to bicycles. They help kids get used to stop and go shifting and breaking.
- Slalom: These include big and tight slalom courses. Great for balance and control.
- Awards: Every kid gets accomplishment award and 3 deep medals for all time events.
- Food and Fun: On sight will be water, beverages, munchies and free lunch.