Big Smiles at 2011 TKMBD Event in McLaren Park

by Sr. Contributor on December 16, 2011

The rolling terrain and grand views of McLaren Park hosted another spectacular Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day event. This year (2011) SFUR  worked with local youth groups such as Real Options for City Kids, and the Boys & Girls Club (Excelsior) to motivate over 65 youth participants to this years event. Thanks to a generous donation from the local bike rental angels at Blazing Saddles, there was a properly fitted mountain bike for every participant to use all day.

TKMBD 2011 Event in McLaren Park

Blazing Saddles was a great TKMBD partner.


The Presidio Y-Bike program and SFRPD assisted with the bike skills and rider management responsibilities again this year. The Y-Bike program has unique resources and programs that continue to be a key component to youth cycling opportunities in San Francisco.

Sheila Moon Athletic Apparel was on-site teaching the next generation about cycling fashion. The Moon booth made sure everyone got a chance for arm warmers or skull caps.

Matt Dove from the Y-Bike program talks trail safety.

After party at the Sheila Moon Athletic Apparel booth.

Specialized is always a welcome TKMBD sponsor. There presence and resources helps make the event  special…. with everything from the FREE Youth Bike Raffle, to all the other schwag they bring like shirts, helmets, water bottles, and bike karma.

Lets do it again next year!

At the end of the day Specialized T shirts for every participant.

Group photo at the Blue water tank in McLaren Park









Everyone is excited about Mountain Biking in the City.


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