Trips for Kids Metro DC, The Bike Lane and MORE celebrated National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Accotink Park in Annandale Va yesterday. More than 50 kids and adults showed up to ride the trails. The weather was perfect and the rides were a blast! We split into different groups depending on skill level. Some kids headed over to Wakefield Park while others rode the cinder trail and some single track at Accotink. After the ride, everyone enjoyed a healthy lunch prepared by Trips for Kids.
I can’t tell you how cool it is to see these kids out on the trail. Some of them get to ride alot while for others it is very rare to have the opportunity to spend a beautiful day riding a bike. The kids ranged in age from 6-15 and come from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. But on the trail none of that matters. And while there were a few falls and a few bee stings everyone supported each other and rode to their hearts content. It was a day to forget about school, home, and stress and just enjoy being outside and on a bike. It was so much fun I forgot to take pictures, so I have none to post.
A record number of kids from around the world took part in IMBA’s fifth annual National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. It was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to next year!