Thanks to the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland and Lincoln, and RI NEMBA's Chris Nichols, we now have a local mountain biking program for kids in our area. Needless to say we're pretty psyched to see this come about and we're more than happy to lend a hand. Getting more kids outside, away from TV land, and into the woods is always a great idea and it's nice to see some local folks working together to make it happen.
More info on the program from the Boys and Girls Club site:
Summer Mountain Biking Program
Action sports are a great alternative to the typical recreation program. It is our hope that the Summer Mountain Biking Program will be the first of many of its kind. In association with Chris Nichols (Vice President of the Cumberland chapter of the New England Mountain Biking Association ) we will offer both intermediate and advanced levels. Participants will receive instruction in bike maintenance, trail blazing and safe riding habits all in an environment based upon strong teamwork. Volunteers from NEMBA’s Explorers Program will assist Chris as guides and help provide a safe riding experience. The program will run for a total of 10 sessions on Tuesdays August 3rd - 24th and Saturdays once school is near starting August 28th and going until Saturday October 2nd. Our program leads up to the Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day event that Chris is holding as a fundraiser Saturday October 2nd.
Important detailsProgram Fee: $25
Intermediate Co-ed division is intended for 9-11 years old, exceptions are a possibility.
Advanced Co-ed division is intended for 12 to 14 years old, exceptions are a possibility.
Location: There are various trails in the Cumberland/Lincoln and Southern Massachusetts area that we will ride. We will provide a trailer for transportation if needed and a week to week schedule when the program starts, Diamond Hill is an example.
Times: Each time we meet will be an hour and a half long. Intermediate group will meet from 9:00-10:30 and the Advanced group will meet 10:30-12:00.
For any additional information please email Evan Hanson at email@example.com