Why we ride!
Why we ride!
There's nothing quite like the joy that comes from riding a bike. Whether it be on pavement, through dirt, or over rocks. Hopping on a bike is one of life's simple pleasures. Bikes are a way to get around town, to relax, to have adventures, and to stay happy and healthy. - peopleforbikes.org
Simply put, we believe that life is far more enjoyable when it's experienced on two wheels. We believe that by coming together, we can make our world a better place to ride.
Bicycling is for everyone
- Bicycling is the second most popular outdoor activity in the United States.
Bicycling can help you live longer and better.
- Adolescents who bicycle are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults.
- For every 15-minute increase in daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a 12-year-old has, they have a 10% reduction in fat mass at age 14.
- The average U.S. child eats 165 calories more than they burn per day.
It's time to get kids riding. In just one U.S. generation:
- The percentage of kids who walk or bike to school has dropped from 50% to 15%.
- Childhood obesity has tripled.
When People Ride Bikes, Good Things Happen
See the menu to the right for more information or individual links below.
331 Progression Sessions
Join us every week during the summer, starting in June for free weekly youth clinics where we'll work on a few skills, tricks and techniques and then head out on the trail to put the skills to use.
OPS Youth Race Series
New for 2013 is the little ripper series, a 6 race mini-Ohio Power Series. This is gonna be fun...focus will be on smiles, helping each other succeed and growing skills. From 100 kids at the Manatoc Experience race to 60 at Vulture's Knob...youth biking is on the rise!
OPS YOUTH RACE SERIES
NEO High School Mountain Bike League
In an effort to reach out to families and encourage cycling as an active lifestyle for all ages, we have formed a youth cycling commission. We are preparing a bid to enter the National High School Mountain Bike League in 2013 or 2014, being the 10th state to join other progressive activists in California, Colorado, Michigan and others.
NEO HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE
To introduce the regions youth to the skills required for trail riding and racing, we are providing youth mountain bike clinics (Progression Sessions) at various locations weekly during the summer at 6:30. Combining experienced instructors with family participation, our efforts have been a huge success.
IMBA's TAKE A KID MT BIKING DAY - OCTOBER 5 & 19
SPECIALIZED | EDDY'S BIKE SHOP | 331 PROGRESSION SESSIONS are proud to support IMBA's take a kid mountain biking day.
Saturday, October 5 at the Dayton Midwest Outdoor Experience and Saturday October 19 at Vulture's Knob MTB Park - Wooster.
Last year we had over 60 participants and lots of goodies like Specialized t-shirts, Clif Bars and waterbottles for youth participants provided by Eddy's Bike Shop!
TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING EVENTS