Jim Iacono, President of Saddleback Canyon Riders wrote a terrific article in this months “Corral News” newsletter (volume 24, issue 4) about the success of the ‘Take a Kid Mountain Biking” event.
It’s amazing how far a little foresight and insight goes. On March 11th, O’Neill Regional Park Ranger, Diane Wollenberg, managed a “Take a Kid Mountain Biking” event that was like a smart and fun co- op. In today’s society, it’s easy for kids to fall prey to television, video games, and social media. So, if on a Saturday morning you can get a group of kids on bicycles, outside in the fresh air, learning mountain bike technique and etiquette, you’ve uncovered a button that’s at LEAST warm. Actually, over 200 people showed up for Diane’s inaugural event!