Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day coming up on October 3

IMBA-supported event will celebrate sixth edition with events around the globe

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) is supporting its sixth annual International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TAKMBD) on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Rides are being organized by mountain bike clubs around the globe.

At many events, local clubs, bike shops and volunteers will teach kids mountain bike skills, bike safety and lead group rides. Many will offer free helmets, stickers and other prizes for participating.

The day celebrates the life of Jack Doub, an avid teenage mountain biker from North Carolina who had a true passion for the sport from an early age but passed away in 2002. Funding is provided by the Jack Doub Memorial Endowment.

Additional assistance is provided by Trips for Kids, an organization that has been helping disadvantaged kids discover mountain biking since 1988.

To find a local event near you - for volunteering or to attend, visit http://www.imba.com/TKMBD/map.html, or check your local club's website.

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