2019 Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

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Cunningham Park

Grassy Area In Front of 210th Playground

GPS Coordinates 40.739012, -73.764987

Queens, (Oakland Gardens), New York 11364

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Join us for Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day and explore the largest trails system in New York City. Trips for Kids is hosting family-friendly rides for both beginner and intermediate levels. You and the kids can bring your own bike, or pre-register to borrow a complimentary bike from Trips for Kids. Rides and loaner bikes are open and available from 10am to 2pm.

All skill levels welcome to ride the ten miles of beginner and advanced singletrack found in Cunningham Park, Queens!

Happenings -

  • Kids Obstacle Course: An instructor will go over how to ride and enjoy the trails, as well as topics such as healthy living through cycling, geography, the environment and what we can all do to help preserve it. Adults must be present during the kids ride, but are not required to participate.
  • Kid's clinics: There will be an on going skills clinics to introduce techniques for handling, braking and rolling with power and control! All skill levels welcome.
  • Ride a portable Pump Track and learn all about flow
  • Meet MTB friends: Clif Bar, CLIMB, NICA, Local Bike shops, Transportation Alternatives and more.

Schedule -

You are welcome to come by anytime!

In addition, clinics and guided rides are scheduled below:

10:00 am - Obstacle Training/ Pump Track trainng - ongoing all day-

10:30 am - Intermediate Ride

10:45 am - Beginner Ride

11:15 am - Bike Body positioning clinic

11:30 am - Intermediate Ride

11:45 am - Beginner Ride

12:30 pm - Brake Slide Relay

1:00 pm - Intermediate Ride

1:15 pm - Beginner Ride

1:30 - Intermediate Ride

How to participate -

You are welcome to bring your own bike, or borrow one of ours (kids and adults)! The event is free and open to all riders of all ages.

Advanced registration is encouraged as clinics and bikes reservations will fill up. You can always edit your registration status. More info will be provided on bike demo times and availability. Trips for Kids will provide bikes for those who need bikes. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to bring your own bike and try it on all the trails.

Participation in all clinics is free.

What to bring -

Come dressed for the occasion: Comfortable shoes and clothing is encouraged. No open toed shoes. Helmets required. We will have a few helmets to borrow, but recommend bringing your own.

You can demo a bike or try your own! Just be sure you have knobby tires to handle the dirt.

For kids' rides, parents will need to accompany their kids to the trail head and sign a waiver, but do not need to ride the trail. If your kid does not have a mountain bike please pre-register- Give the height of the rider and the ride time you are interested in attending

How to get there -

Cunningham Park is incredibly accessible!

Our tents will be at the 210th Street playground, at 210th St @ 73rd Avenue (just around the corner from the trailhead, at 210th St and 67th Avenue.)

>By car: From NYC, take 495 to exit 26, Francis Lewis Blvd. Take a right on Francis Lewis, going south. Turn left on 73rd Ave. Event area is at 210th and 73rd ave. From Long Island, take the Long Island Expressway to exit 27, Clearview Expressway, and go south. Exit at 73rd Avenue, turn left. Go to 210th St and turn left. The trailhead is at the corner of 67th Avenue; the demo and registration area is at 210th and 73rd Avenue. On-street parking is available.

> By train: Take the F train to Jamaica/179 Street. Ride or walk east on Hillside Avenue, then turn left on 188th St (Saul Weprin St.) Right on 73rd Avenue to the demo area at 210th St.

> By LIRR: Cunningham is a quick 5-minute ride from the LIRR, accessible from both Atlantic and Penn Station terminals. Take the Bayside stop and ride south to Cunningham Park, or exit at Hollis and ride north.

> By bus: From midtown, take the express bus QM6 from one of two stops, 6th Avenue and 36th Steet or 3rd Avenue and 57th street. Exit at Union Turnpike stop and 193rd Street. (Bus is the quickest route!)

About the hosts -

This event is organized by Trips for Kids NY to support IMBA's Annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day with the goal of getting more New Yorkers to find new ways to enjoy the great outdoors. This is a family-friendly event, appropriate to all ages and all skill levels.

Trips for Kids Metro New York is a non-profit organization that provides transformative cycling experiences which promote a healthy, recreational lifestyle, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need. Trips for Kids Metro New York teaches lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through the simple act of having fun, enabling them to realize their full potential.

Trips for kids is a 100% Volunteer organiation and all proceeds from event raffles and donations will benefit TFK.

> Organizers: Trips for Kids Metro New York and Clif

> Additional sponsors: CLIMB, Friends of Cunningham Park, Peak, Mr Coolie, and IMBA

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Cunningham Park

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Cunningham Park

Grassy Area In Front of 210th Playground

GPS Coordinates 40.739012, -73.764987

Queens, (Oakland Gardens), New York 11364

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