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‘Forest Hill Spring Classic’: Kids MTB Races for All Ages

Andy Thompson

February 27, 2018 10:32am

Even kids this age can participate in the Forest Hill Park Spring Classic.

Tip of the cap to Richard Hayes of Hills and Heights for having this announcement from the Friends of Forest Hill Park first. If you’ve got a kid that loves to ride bikes — or you think, with a little nudge, would love to ride bikes — check out the below. I’m signing up my 4-year-old today.

Be a part of the first Forest Hill Spring Classic, a series of bicycle races and activities for ages 2 to 18, to be held in Forest Hill Park, 4021 Forest Hill Avenue, Sunday, April 8th from 1-5 p.m. The rain date is April 15th.  Come out to the races and enjoy music, face painting, balloons, bicycle maintenance instruction and local food trucks. Prizes will be awarded for each race.

Race categories are age 18 and under, 14 and under, 6 and under.

Prior to race day, Coqui Cyclery will sponsor training sessions in Forest Hill Park every Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., for three weeks to help participants prepare for the races. The training dates are March 20, March 27, and April 3.  Rain dates will be held on Thursdays: March 22, March 29, and April 5. 

Registration to participate in the Forest Hill Spring Classic is $25 which includes the training sessions and a t-shirt. Register with form below and pay entry fee by using Paypal below and pick up your registration package, including a t-shirt, at the Stone House on April 7, 1-3 p.m.  Send an email to us at info@friendsofforesthillpark.org and let us know your category and t-shirt size. If you prefer to pay by check, please download and print this form to send in by mail.

Race-day registration (April 8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) will be $28.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?