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 2023, TKMBD is on Saturday, October 7. Groups are encouraged to celebrate TKMBD by holding events anytime during the month of October.
Created in 2004 and recognized by US 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.
Riding Safely in 2022
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.
The digital TKMBD Toolkit has information, email headers, photos, and social media assets for promotions, as well as printable name plates for participants.
Although COVID-19 restrictions have eased, safety continues to be top-of-mind on the trails and in local communities. 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.
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.
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Tag #TKMBD on social media to show off your ride!
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