In the early days of American mountain bike racing, events often were run on point to point style course. Danville, Pennsylvania's Tour de Tykes will keep that tradition alive Saturday, June 2, as part of the Mid-Atlantic Super Series weekend that will also include a Short Track Super Series event and an exhibition Super D on Sunday, June 3.
The cross country race boasts 90% singletrack and plenty of climbing, including over 1,000 meters in the expert race. "It's no accident that our race logo features a silhouette of a rider going uphill," said the promoter, "but, if you look closely, you'll see that the rider silhouette is a child on a tricycle. That's because proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network," which provides charity care worth billions of dollars every year at children's hospitals.
Both events are part of the two-day mountain bike themed festival known as Hess Fest. For more information, see the race website at www.tourdetykes.com.