Limerick Forest. May 18.
Come and watch. Come and help.
Mud or sun — it’s always Fun!
This year’s ‘School Mountain Bike Challenge’ will be held Friday May 19th. Over the 12 years of this annual event, it has demonstrated to be safe and fun for students as well as an inspiration for many. Why should a student attend this particular event? The Mountain Bike Challenge offers kids a chance to try a new activity – or challenge friends to try it with them. It is perfect for a fun or first mountain biking experience. It is not about results or winning, it is about doing the challenge. The event has both individual events as well as an optional team event.
The event is held at Limerick Forest, north of Prescott on a course thta’s beginner-friendly and fun for all, yet has challenge for more seasoned riders. Students as young as 5 have participated.
Since the event has independent insurance a student does not require official school participation to attend. Many teachers who bring students do not ride themselves, yet they do enjoy introducing their students to this healthy activity. The volunteers who run the event do not profit from it.
At Limerick Forest just north of Roebuck, over 100 kids from kindergarten to high school, from Bancroft, Kingston, Ottawa and more locally, will gather for this 12th annual event.
The courses vary in length and difficulty for different age groups, and there are individual and team prizes for everyone!
Check out this smash Youtube video of the 2015 event!
New mountain bike trails, improvements to the St. Lawrence Recreational Trail, Eastern Ontario Summit – there’s a lot going on around the region. Continue reading “Regional cycling update”