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           BikeTexas KidsKup

Now in it’s 14th year, the BikeTexas KidsKup is a great way to introduce kids to the fun of off road riding, and is put on by pro racer Rick Watherrald the KidsKup Coordinator and by Fernando Martinez BikeTexas Program Manager and by pro racer Rick Watherrald, the KidsKup Coordinator. The KidsKup races are always held the Saturday before TMBRA race. KidsKup is always free, and open to general public, you don’t have to be a mountain bike racer to have your child participate! (Note: some venues are private ranches or state Parks and many charge an entry fee.) registration starts at noon. A short safety clinic with Helmet fitting and fun demonstrations are followed by racing, all from 2-3:30pm at each event. (Note some events have unique times, alwys check Event Schedule for latest info.)

This article by BikeTexas Safe Routes to School Program Manager Brenda Chuleewah shows what a unique opportunity these fun races are for kids

Click here for the KidsKup Event Schedule 

Course: All BikeTexas KidsKup courses are designed for safety and fun, with beginner kids in mind, and are usually about ¼ mile in length. At many events, a separate shorter course is set up for spectating for parents and friends.

Categories: Training Wheels, Scootbikes and Trikes (all ages), 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Depending on Number of races, fields may be combined or splits into boys and girls classes. The younger categories will usually do one lap, and the older categories will do two laps.

Schedule The schedule will sometimes vary based on other events taking place at the race, but for most weekends registration will open at noon, and the clinic and racing starts at 2pm.

Awards: All participants will receive a goodie bag with Safety Materials, stickers and products from Clif Bar, Shimano and other sponsors. Medals will be handed out at the finish of each race; all kids win a medal.

Kids must be 12 years old or younger to participate.

Every kid should have a number on the bike and a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Helmet must be worn at all times during KidsKup. If the child does not have a Helmut BikeTexas will provide one.

Bikes can be any size, and must have at least one working brake. Strider-type”bikes” (scootbikes) and Tricycles are allowed and don’t have to have brakes.

Kids must attend the safety clinic to race.

Parents are allowed (and for younger kids, encouraged) to follow their children on foot while they are Racing.

When not racing, KidsKup participants cheer for everyone Racing.

Check out this great video of the Fall 2011 Huntsville KidsKup made by KidsKup Coordinator Rick Wetherald:

Also check out these photos from our Flickr page (Note: You need Adobe Flash Player)


We will upload Pictures and Videos from each BikeTexas KidsKup event in our Facebook page.

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