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York County youth mountain bike race series opens later this month

Starting later this month, York County Parks and Recreation will kick off its youth mountain bike race series. (file photo/Max Pixel)
Starting later this month, York County Parks and Recreation will kick off its youth mountain bike race series. (file photo/Max Pixel)

Starting later this month, York County Parks and Recreation will kick off its youth mountain bike race series.

The  “Weekend On Your Wheels” races are open for children ages 3 to 18.

The first race of the series will be at 12:45 p.m. March 25 at New Quarter Park in York County, according to a parks and recreation news release.

The other races will be held at the same time on April 22 and 29, May 20 and June 3.

The youth mountain bike trail has three courses:

  • Short course: Designed for ages 6 and under who ride push- and balance-bikes, as well as elementary or novice (no training wheels) riders
  • Medium course: Designed for elementary and intermediate riders, usually in middle school, or ages 11 to 14
  • Long course: Designed for high school riders ages 14 to 18

To prepare, Parks and Recreation will also hold a pre-ride from 1 to 3 p.m. March 18 for children to get acquainted with the trails. Children and parents will also be able to meet the race staff and register at that time.

Although the races are open to a wide array of ages, there are some restrictions.

Younger participants can use push-bikes, balance-bikes, or strider-bikes. Middle, high school and advanced riders must have geared bikes.

Riders cannot have training wheels, pegs or axle extenders.

Pre-registration is open online on the Parks and Recreation website and the New Quarter Park, located at 1000 Lakeshead Drive.

The registration fee for the series is $25 per child and $20 for each additional child in the same family.

For more information, call the Parks, Recreation and Tourism office at 757-890-3500 or New Quarter Park at 757-890-5840.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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