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
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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
As a celebration of the success of our Youth Mountain Biking Program and Trips for Kids, FBO and IMBA will celebrate the third annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Sunday, October 7, 2007. This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids! FBO has a limited amount of bicycles available for this event so RSVP to Melissa at email@example.com if you
FBO’s Youth Mountain Biking Program gets underway for the season on Saturday, April 28! Our first ride will be at Campbell Mesa, starting at 2 p.m. The trailhead is past the Continental ballfields and driving range on Old Walnut Canyon Rd. This fun, educational program is designed for kids ages 10-14, but some kids as young as 8 have ridden with us regularly. See the Youth Mountain Biking page on