The first Saturday in October is the official ride date, designated by the U. If you are a representative without a personal membership but looking to create an event for a supporting organization with a current membership, contact Coordinate with your local IMBA Chapter or club. Visit TKMBD's Dropbox account for all assets in multiple formats.

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IMBA's Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day strives to encourage communities in the U. Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) events range in size from a few kids and families to several hundred gathering at a local park or trailhead.

and around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with kids.

IMBA clubs and chapters, retail shops, Trips for Kids, schools, scouts and community groups are encouraged to host events.

Last year over 15,000 kids and family members participated in 150+ community events in the U. Several events were registered in other countries including: Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico.

You, your family or your company are encouraged to join the fun and participate in IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

Check out photos and postings from past events on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram..don't forget to share your posts this year using #TKMBD!Celebrate Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on October 1, 2016.Come help us celebrate the thirteenth annual TKMBD. While we strive to celebrate Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on this date, other dates may be acceptable depending on seasonal conditions and other events occurring in your region. We require all host organizations or individuals have a current IMBA membership to register a TKMBD event. Promote your local event at local bike shops and community centers with IMBA's TKMBD promotional poster and post reminders on Social Media and don't forget to include the TKMBD logo.Make sure each participant has a bike, helmet, and proper footwear.Bring extra water and food, including a tasty treat for every child.Don't forget other essentials such as extra tubes, pump, tire levers and a multi-tool Recruit plenty of adult ride guides, and make sure someone is assigned to stay behind the last young rider.