Letter: Kids on mountain bikes | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Kids on mountain bikes

Join RFMBA and Aspen’s Recreation Department for our inaugural IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, June 11. We’ll be gathering at Buttermilk ski area’s parking lot before starting the ride. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Small groups will start riding at 11 a.m.

The ride will be an out-and-back style with a relatively flat 1.2 miles of new, machine-built, bike-optimized singletrack to start the ride — the Buttermilk Connector was built by the city in the fall of 2015. This new trail will provide a great experience for all ages, including kids on strider bikes. For kids ready to do some climbing, we’ll be continuing up the Airline Trail. Most groups will turn around and enjoy the descent once we meet the Cozyline Trail, if not sooner. For the strongest kids, the rest of the Sky Mountain Park trail system has it all.

We’ll need plenty of adult ride guides and parents to join us for this event. All participants should plan on bringing their own bike and helmet, but we may have a limited number of bikes and helmets available for those who pre-register. Email info@rfmba.org to pre-register, to volunteer as an adult ride guide or to help sponsor this event with in-kind swag, treats, food and drink, or bike equipment. For more info, please call Mike at RFMBA, 970-948-3486, or Jeremy at city of Aspen, 970-920-5140.

RFMBA has a full schedule of events this summer. Many of them are focused on trail maintenance in partnership with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. Learn more at RFMBA.org/Events. We’ll be rerouting the short overlook trail in Van Horn Park above Hunter Creek and Aspen.

Mike Pritchard

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, an IMBA Chapter

Jeremy Graham

Aspen Recreation Department

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