The kids team was put together with the goal to introduce kids to racing and fill the queue for Arkansas racing through the teen and 20s ages. We aim to get all kids ages 7 to 14 riding but the focus of this group is for the kids to become strong, confident riders… and have a great time doing it! We have about 25 kids that show up regularly and that number continues to grow as more people find out what we do. We try to have a ride each week – usually at the Bentonville Slaughter Pen trail. While this is a competitive team competing in the Arkansas Mountain Bike Series, racing is not required to be a part of the team. Each week’s ride generally lasts an hour and a half with some medium to fast paced trail riding and then some time built on skills (ride skills, training skills, mechanical, etc). We’ll ride the trail with a few different “pace groups” and then talk about some aspect of cycling or racing (safety, courtesy, passing, bike maintenance, etc). We have a great group of kids and the rides are the highlight of the week… at least for me!
– Greg Pool: President and FAST Kids Fearless Leader
For more information contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org