2017 Take A Kid MTB Day

Register to attend this FREE event with your children by visiting the St. Charles County Parks and Rec website.
Limited to 250 kids and the first 50 registered get a free drawstring backpack. There is also an awesome bike raffle sponsored by Bike Stop Cafe, a long-time supporter of GORC and Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

Gateway Off Road Cyclists ( GORC ) in conjunction with St Charles County Parks invites kids and parents to celebrate International Mountain Bike Association ( IMBA ) sponsored “National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day”. Free bicycle/helmet safety inspection (required prior to riding the skills course), instructions on riding techniques, a skills practice area, and guided trail rides tailored to different age groups and skill levels. Participants should bring a bike and an approved helmet. Limited Number of Demo Bikes/ Helmets from local bike shops will be available.

It’s an introduction to mountain bike riding that is oriented towards younger riders. We have 7 different skill stations set up for the riders, with each mimicking a situation they are likely to encounter while riding off-road. Once the rider has completed the skill section, they can join a GORC led tour of the less technical trails. There will be free bike inspections (required prior to riding the skills course). For more information or to pre-register (there will also be on site registration), please contact St. Charles County Parks at 636-949-7535.

Free bike mechanical inspections
Fun skill-building obstacle course
Guided mountain bike rides
Bike Raffle only $5 per entry. Awesome bike donated by long-time sponsors and GORC supporters, Bike Stop Cafe
Numerous Cool Prizes
Drawstring backpack for the first 50 registrations

GORC’s Facebook Event

is a dedicated Facebook page for the event.

Want to know more about TAKMBD – IMBA’s explanation is here.

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 ( 10am – 1pm )
Where: Broemmelsiek Park in St Charles County

Schedule of Events
10am – 11am Registration
10am – 11:30am Helmet Fit / Bike Safety Inspection
10am – Noon Skills Building Area available
11am – 1pm Trail Etiquette and Guided Trail Rides, Prize Drawings

Directions To Broemmelsiek Park
From US 40/61 Bear Right (North)onto Ramp Winghaven Blvd
Bear Left (North-West) onto Local road
Turn Left (south-West) onto Mo-DD
Keep straight on Mo-DD for 3.9 miles
Turn Right (West) onto Schwede Rd
Go approx. ½ mile, Parking for Park is on the left side of road.

From Bryan Road / Winghaven Blvd in Ofallon, Mo. (Bryan Road/Winghaven Blvd changes to Hwy Mo-DD after crossing US-61)
Keep straight on Mo-DD for 4.1 miles

About the Event
The St. Charles County Parks Department encourages kids to get outside and celebrate the 9th annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sat., September 9th at Broemmelsiek Park, 1795 Hwy DD, south of O’Fallon. This fun, free, family event is sponsored by St. Charles County Parks, Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC), Bike Stop Cafe. Take A Kid MTB Day features skills clinics, guided trail rides, safety inspections and demo bike use at the event. More than 150 riders are expected to participate!

Register to attend this FREE event with your children by visiting the St. Charles County Parks and Rec website.

NOTICE: In case of bad weather, please call the St. Charles County Parks (SCCP’s) Trail Hotline (636-949-7475, option #2). SCCP’s will only leave a message about the event if it’s cancelled.

GORC Volunteers

What we need: LOTS of GORC people to show up and help out. There are four primary areas where we need assistance during the event, (but help setting up/tearing down will be appreciated as well). They are:

  • The registration table
  • The GORC Table – Introduce people to GORC, hand out goodie bags, help with registration, etc.
  • Skillz Area: Explain the skills needed at that station, and be as big of a cheerleader as possible!. (Guidelines and Materials needed for each skill will be provided.)
  • Group ride leaders (leading/sweeping a group ride on the usual TAKMBD course @ Broem).