Today was National Trails Day and the City of Carlsbad put together some events that included a hike and a bike ride. The <a href="http://sdmba.com/" title="SDMBA">San Diego Mountain Bike Association </a>asked for mountain bikers to support and what a great showing of support the Mountain Biking community did today. My rough estimates, Mountain Bikers were over 2/3rds of the participants present. With some city officials present, it was apparent that we got their attention.
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SDMBA’s Coastal North County Liason, Erik Trogden give a quick brief.</p>
There was a quick round of briefings and waiver signings that have to occur for these types of events and then we were off for a quick ride.
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Most of the Intermediate Group
There were two ride groups, an intermediate and a beginner ride. I was going to led a third kid-friendly ride. As it turned out all of the kidless adults went for the intermediate ride, so the beginner ride became the grommet ride.
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This gadget is cool. This connect the seatpost of th big bike to the head tube of the little bike. It lifts the little bikes front wheel off the ground so Dad can steer a little easier. Both ends have quick disconnects so that either bike could be used as normal within a minute or two.
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The kids were riding well ,so the loop ended up being just a bit bigger than planned.
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The Junior League
It was really great that so many people took the time out to represent Mountain Bikers to the City of Carlsbad. I know that Saturdays for many is often the only chance during the week they have to get in a big ride. So THANK YOU to all who gave up the “big ride” to help further our interests here in North County.
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