Experts introduce kids to trail-bike riding

Bryson City Bicycles will take young riders on a free youth mountain-biking event on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at Deep Creek.

The ride is for kids ages 6 to 16. It is part of the nationwide celebration, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

There is a maximum of 25 spaces available; participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration is required. Bikers should assemble at the Deep Creek Picnic area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside of Bryson City.

Bryson City Bicycles has kids’ bikes (in limited quantities) to rent for $20 for the event. Helmets are required.

All participants get snacks, beverages and a goody bag. The ride will be led on Deep Creek Trail and Indian Creek Trail by Andy Zivinsky, co-owner of Bryson City Bicycles, along with other adult volunteers.

Register in advance at Bryson City Bicycles at 157 Everett St., Bryson City, or by calling 828.488.1988

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