Youth/Family Bike Skills Challenge
BIKE SKILLS AREA – SF Recreation & Park Department, and its partners (YBike, Bike Kitchen) will be setting up the Bike Skills Challenge area which will encourage and reward youth participants for developing good riding habits! It will consist of FIVE Stations, and each participant will get a STAR for completing each station. Collect 3 (or More) Stars and earn a cool cycling prize (as donated by our sponsors). A limited fleet of loaner bikes will be available for those without a suitable bike to test out the fun.
The Bike Skills Challenge will consist of BMX and Mountain Bike skills features for youth/family, and beginners to practice and develop better bike handling technique. There will be other activities like Bike Repair clinics, a professional bike jump demonstration to watch, and for qualified advanced riders a chance to ride a portion of the course.
Operation Hours: 11am – 3pm
Loaner Bike Fleet:
BMX style bikes x25
MTB style bikes x25
Intro to Bike Skills
Bike Repair Clinic
BMX Skills Park
MTB Obstacle Course
*Qualified Advanced Rider session (tour of McLaren Short Track course!)
Rules of Play:
All youth under 18-years must have a Parent or Guardian sign waiver.
All participants over 18-years must sign a waiver.
All participants must wear a helmet.
All personal bikes must be inspected by event staff before taking part in activity.
Participants will be issued loaner bikes as proper sizes are available.
All participants need to pass the basic bike skills evaluation before riding designated features.
Participants must obey staff, respect the trails, follow directional markers, and practice good responsible riding.
Event staff reserve the right, to make decisions in all situations concerning safety, equipment, and event related issues.
COMPLIMENTARY YOUTH BIKE RAFFLE – SFUR will once again work with youth providers like The Boys & Girls Club, Real Option for City Kids, the YMCA, and other neighbor organizations to host a FREE Bike raffle for the local youth. Bikes are being donated from local bike shops like Roaring Mouse, in an effort to provide a few lucky youth around McLaren Park with an opportunity to enjoy contemporary bicycle recreation every day!
Eligible youth must have Parent or Guardian signature. ONE Raffle Ticket per eligible youth.
PHOTO GALLERY – SF Urban Riders has been promoting youth mountain biking events and bike raffles in McLaren Park since 2008, and along with our partners (SF Recreation & Parks Department, and the SF Parks Alliance) we look to grow that tradition with the SF MTB Festival and McLaren Bike Park project.