Flagstaff Biking Organization is pleased to parter with IMBA, Clif Bar and Trips for Kids to head up Flagstaff’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day. Our ride will be Sunday, October 5th. Meet at Schultz Creek Trailhead at 10am to meet and greet. We’ll leave for the ride at 10:30am. Please bring enough water for a two hour ride and check the weather the night before to bring appropriate clothing.
FBO will present a Bicycle Rodeo to the third and fourth grade of Kinsey Elementary on Wednesday, September 24th. We are looking for volunteers from 9:30am-2pm. This is a great opportunity to teach children the rules of the road and to educate them about the importance of wearing a helmet. They leave with new knowledge (and go home and tell their parents!) and you leave knowing you made a difference!
Our next Youth Mountain Biking Program ride will be Sunday, April 13 at Fort Tuthill Park, at the south end of Flagstaff off Rt. 89A. We will ride at 10:30 from the parking/picnic area closest to the park entrance across from the I-17 overpass. Please arrive by 10:15 so we can get started on time. YMBP trips are supervised, instructional rides designed for kids 10-14 of all levels of mountain
The FBO Youth Mountain Biking Program ride in Sedona on Sunday, March 9, was our biggest group ever! We had a great group of veterans and new riders. See photos in the Images gallery (as before, be patient as the albums load on the screen). Watch the YMBP page for information about our next ride.
Weather permitting, the next YMBP ride will be on Sunday, February 24. We will carpool from Flagstaff and start our ride at the Absolute Bikes shop in the Village of Oak Creek. If you’d like to join us as a participant or adult ride leader, please contact Neil Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 814-9792.
Our third Youth Mountain Biking Program ride of the winter was in beautiful Sedona on Saturday, January 12. We had a great group of kids and adults for a long, fun loop. There were no major crashes and five flat tires didn’t slow us down too much. Thanks to Absolute Bikes for the use of their van to carry kids and bikes. Check out pictures from the ride on our
After 30 rides in Flagstaff this year, we’re heading south for the “winter.” Our first Sedona ride was a great success, with nine kids and three adults besides the program director… and with no significant crashes and only two flats. Thanks to Absolute Bikes for letting us use the big white van (and for last-minute bike repairs) and to Bill Gallen and Ken VonSchulze for driving down with kids and
Saturday, October 6 is IMBA’s annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Because Tour de Fat will be here in Flagstaff on October 6, FBO will lead a kids’ (and parents’) ride on the following day, Sunday October 7. Join us at Fort Tuthill Park for a guided group ride on Soldier’s Trail and other trails in the area. We will split into as many groups as necessary so kids
Do you remember when you were a kid and everyone rode a bike or walked to school? Times have changed but we want to give kids and parents the confidence and reassurance that it’s safe for their kid to get to school. Safe Kids of Coconino County is hosting a Walk to School Day at four elementary schools in Flagstaff. Children across the globe will be walking to school in
Flagstaff Biking Organization has been awarded a grant through the national Safe Routes to School program to expand their existing Bicycle Safety Education Program. In the 2007 school year, FBO will offer bicycle rodeos to five Title nine elementary schools, offer incentives to children who ride their bikes to school and purchase much needed new equipment to assist in this expansion. If you’d like more information about this exciting news