SPRING YOUTH BIKE SERIES – Weekend On Your Wheels Youth Bike Race Series
Join us for New Quarter Park’s Weekend On Your Wheels Youth Bike Race Series. The races will be held at New Quarter Park on select Sundays through April and May. The youth mountain bike trail has three courses. The short course is designed for kids 6 and under who ride push and balance bikes and for elementary/novice (no training wheels) riders. The medium course is designed for elementary/intermediate riders, usually in middle school or ages 11 to 14. The long course is designed for high school riders ages 14 to 18. Parents must be present and helmets are required.
Children will be separated by skill level. If this is your child’s first race we recommend coming at least one hour early so they can ride the course and be placed in the appropriate skill category.
You can register for all three races for $25 or register for an individual race for $10. The fee also includes a number plate.
Push Bike – 0.2 mi – Balance/ Strider bike, parents may go on the course with the rider, trail, and grassy field.
6 & Under – 0.4 mi – 16-inch wheel bikes, usually coaster brakes, parents may go on the course with the rider, trail, and grassy field.
Elementary Beginner – 0.4 mi – 16-20 inch wheel BMX or MTB, able to ride by themselves, proficient in coaster brake, and hand brake if possible. Trail and grassy field.
Intermediate – 0.7 mi – 20-inch wheel, BMX, or MTB. More hills. Recommend gears, but possible to do without. Mostly trail.
Advanced Intermediate – 1.05 mi – More technical and hilly, MTB recommended.
Advanced – 2.1 mi – Same trail as Adv. Intermediate, doing 2 laps, needs more endurance.
Expert – 5.6 mi – Middle to High School – Technical trail, Advanced riding skills, 24- 29 inch MTB
Advanced Expert – 7.0 mi – Middle to High School – Technical trail, Advanced riding skills, high endurance, 24- 29 in. MTB.
Unknown – If you do not know what skill level your child is, we ask that you arrive 30 minutes early to have them placed in the proper bracket.
Pre-ride Skill Date – March 27
April 3 – Race 1
April 10 – Race 2
May 1 – Race 3
* Race Day Check-in
10 and under at 12 noon
11 and older at 2 pm