Now in it’s
14th year, the BikeTexas KidsKup is a great way to introduce
kids to the fun of off road riding, and is put on by pro racer
Rick Watherrald the KidsKup Coordinator and by Fernando Martinez
BikeTexas Program Manager and by pro racer Rick Watherrald,
the KidsKup Coordinator. The KidsKup races are always held the
Saturday before TMBRA race. KidsKup is always free, and open
to general public, you don’t have to be a mountain bike
racer to have your child participate! (Note: some venues are
private ranches or state Parks and many charge an entry fee.)
registration starts at noon. A short safety clinic with Helmet
fitting and fun demonstrations are followed by racing, all from
2-3:30pm at each event. (Note some events have unique times,
alwys check Event Schedule for latest info.)
article by BikeTexas Safe Routes to School Program Manager Brenda
Chuleewah shows what a unique opportunity these fun races are
here for the KidsKup Event Schedule
All BikeTexas KidsKup courses are designed for safety and fun,
with beginner kids in mind, and are usually about ¼ mile
in length. At many events, a separate shorter course is set
up for spectating for parents and friends.
Training Wheels, Scootbikes and Trikes (all ages), 6 & under,
7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Depending on Number of races, fields may be
combined or splits into boys and girls classes. The younger
categories will usually do one lap, and the older categories
will do two laps.
The schedule will sometimes vary based on other
events taking place at the race, but for most weekends registration will
open at noon, and the clinic and racing starts at 2pm.
All participants will receive a goodie bag with Safety Materials,
stickers and products from Clif Bar, Shimano and other sponsors.
Medals will be handed out at the finish of each race; all kids
win a medal.
Kids must be 12 years old or younger to participate.
should have a number on the bike and a waiver signed by a parent
or legal guardian.
be worn at all times during KidsKup. If the child does not have
a Helmut BikeTexas will provide one.
Bikes can be any size, and must have at least one working brake.
Strider-type”bikes” (scootbikes) and Tricycles are
allowed and don’t have to have brakes.
attend the safety clinic to race.
are allowed (and for younger kids, encouraged) to follow their
children on foot while they are Racing.
racing, KidsKup participants cheer for everyone Racing.
out this great video of the Fall 2011 Huntsville KidsKup made
by KidsKup Coordinator Rick Wetherald:
Also check out these photos from our Flickr page (Note: You
need Adobe Flash Player)
We will upload Pictures and Videos from each BikeTexas KidsKup
event in our Facebook page.