Our local bike coop ended the summer kid’s program with a race on Sunday. It was such an amazing event to be a part of, I am having trouble finding the words to describe how I feel. After volunteering at kid’s night the last few weeks, the race was just icing on the cake. I feel like these kids need more from society and Mobo really provides that with this program.
A few days after I posted here about kid’s night at Mobo, I received a large box in the mail from Kevin Timmermans at Raleigh Bicycles. His email said “it’s not much, but we wanted to donate to the event”. I was shocked when I opened the box to find about $500 worth of merchandise. They sent saddles, gloves, bike locks, tool kits, water bottles, water bottle cages, a helmet, a pair of rad pegs for a BMX bike, tire pumps, grips, the list goes on and on. For kids who have next to nothing, these items were a lot more then we could have ever hoped for.
The course consisted of 4 obstacles. They rode to the first station, got off their bike to jump rope. The second station they had to walk through tires with an egg on a spoon. The third station, they had to throw a football through a hoop, and the fourth station was to ride through some cones, and then a sprint to the finish line.
Pictures by Michael Providenti
Dominic demo’d the course for the kids before the race.
We had a total of 30 racers.
They were scored by time, in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place according to age. They were also scored on Best Sportsmanship, Most Spirited, Best Comedian, and Best Attitude.
Every participant was entered in a raffle for this rad BMX bike.
Lola, the newest addition to our household, had a great time.
After the race, we had pizza and cookies.
At the end of the day, every kid got a prize off the table, and more were raffled off. The day was such a huge success, I am so proud to have been able to be a part of something so cool. I cannot wait for next year.by