ATTENTION ALL KIDS!!! (PARENTS TOO)
Now in it’s 19th year, Kids Cup is a great way to introduce kids to the fun of off road riding. The program is sponsored and managed by James Webb and his team. The Kids Cup races are usually held the Saturday before TMBRA race- but check the individual race flyers or the riders forum for exact details. The program 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 usually starts at noon. A short safety clinic with Helmet fitting and fun demonstrations are followed by racing. (Note some events have unique times, always check Event Schedule for latest info.)
Course: Kids Cup 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, balance bikes 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. Lap count will be based on age- anywhere between 1 and 4 laps.
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 other products. 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 Kids Cup.
Bikes can be any size, and must have at least one working brake. Strider-type”bikes” (balance bikes) 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, Kids Cup 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)
FLICKR IMAGES HERE
We will upload Pictures and Videos from each Kids Cup event in our Facebook page.