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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. In 2022, TKMBD is on Saturday, October 1st.

Created in 2004 and recognized by the U.S. Congress, TKMBD introduces the joy of mountain biking to the next generation. Hundreds of thousands of youth have discovered and celebrated the joy of pedaling two wheels on dirt at TKMBD events. Many have gone on to become passionate riders, volunteer trail advocates, and even high school mountain bike racers.

Find an Event

Riding Safely in 2021

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day event registration is open! This year we’re promoting in person and virtual events anytime during the month of October. Get your group together, pinpoint your bike park or trailhead, and register your event with us. 

Registration will be open through September 22nd. 

Register Your Event


Grab these tools to help promote TKMBD:

2021 #TKMBD Toolkit


Safety continues to be top-of-mind on the trails and in local communities with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to know before you go for any special regulations such as temporary facility closures. Follow the safety guidelines of the local government closest to the trail you're riding, as well as guidance from the nearby IMBA Local Partner or other local trail organization.

COVID-19 riding tips
Diverse family riding with three kids.

When larger events are safe to organize again, TKMBD events can be hosted by almost anyone in any country. Participating groups include IMBA Local partners and affiliated mountain bike clubs, community organizations, scouting groups, youth programs, schools, and others. You can also celebrate by simply gathering family, friends, and coworkers and planning your own backyard ride. TKMBD events can range in size. Here are some ideas to help you make your day a success.

Plan an event

Share Your Story

Tag #TKMBD on social media to show off your ride!