With a mission to increase the health and fitness of today’s youth Mid Columbia Medical Center and Mt. Hood Cycling Classic have teamed up to produce the largest kid’s bike race in the Northwest this year. From training wheels to twelve year olds all kids are encouraged to come out and ride. Returning will be the popular kid’s criterium in downtown The Dalles. Fast smooth roads allow the kids to safely and effectively negotiate the course. Kids will be divided into two year increments for racing. Free bike check and helmet fits will be provided and any child that does not have a helmet will be given one free by the MCMC trauma nurses.
Music will be provided by Randy Haines productions to keep things pumping. New for 2009 will be the kid’s activity expo were representatives from the Northern Wasco County Parks and Rec, Jump Start Basketball, and The Dalles Fly Shop will be setting up hands on activities and information will be on hand for their summer programs. So whether you are an accomplished racer or still on training wheels come on out and join us on the starting line!