iBike4Kids 20th Anniversary!!!


Sunday 1st September 2024


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iBike4Kids is a fun event for primary and intermediate aged kids, run by Manawatu Mountain Bike Club. This event started 20-years ago as the Bikewise Kids Bike Jam, back in 2004.  When the promoter was struggling to run the event in 2012, MMBC decided that they could run an event themselves and iBike4Kids began.  

The initial goal was to run an event with a half the entry fee with double the prizes, so the model for todays event was created. Today the entry fee is still the low $15 from 2013 and there are still two mountain bikes major spot prizes and numerous smaller prizes. With the help of our sponsors we aim to give back the entry fees in medals and prizes.

Participants can choose between short, medium or hard courses and can also test their talents on the skills course. There is also a 'Balance bike' section, just for the little ones under 5 riding balance bikes.

Most of the profits from the event are invested back in our club skills development program or public access trails.  Our Skill Development program is a series of free coaching clinics that run throughout summer at Paneiri Park.  These are well attended and provide a great introduction to mountain biking.

This year we are also going to donate $500 to the New Zealand Spinal Trust

The Manawatu Mountain Bike Club are developing trails at Arapuke Forest Park in partnership with PNCC. There is now a network of over 40km of trails, with more trails added every year.  See www.arapuketrails.co.nz for more info

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ENTER

Safety

Accompanying riders

The Event Director's decision is final for any disputes.

iBike4Kids Tee Shirts

Check out our Cool iBike4Kids T-shirt Design...you know you want one!

Sizing

Sizing XS=6, S=8, M=10, L=12 XL=14 or Small Adult

Ordering

Tee shirts have to be preordered to allow time for printing. Sales close at midnight on Thursday 31st August to allow time for printing. Your tee shirts will be available for pick up on the day.

Colours


What's in it for Schools?

Due to increasing cost pressures, we are pausing the Schools Prizes for 2024.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHY SHOULD I ENTER?

Mainly because its heaps of fun and you can do it with your friends from school. There is a cool medal for everyone who takes part, a bunch of stuff just for entering and the chance to win cool prizes, like mountain bikes, helmets and other cool stuff


HOW DO I ENTER?

To be in the draw for prizes and to make sure you get a medal, you need to enter before the event. You will need to get Mum or Dad to help you enter on-line, by clicking on the "Enter Now" button. Get in early as there are limited places


WHO CAN ENTER?

The event is open to Primary or Intermediate aged kids. If you can ride a bike you can enter. If you need mum or dad to help you must ride the short course with them at the back. If you ride with trainer wheels or balance bike you can do the special balance bike course with a helper. Entries are limited to 400.


WHAT EVENT SHOULD I ENTER?


ABOUT THE COURSE

* If you need someone to ride with you, the only option is the Short course or Balance bike course. No adults to ride on the Medium and Long courses please.


WHAT DOES IT COST?

Just $15. You can order a cool event t-shirt as well. Price $22.50 each for Cotton Tees.


WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT?

Times listed below. You need to go to registration on-the-day to pickup your event pack and you may have a spot prize.


Registration Opens at 8.15am


Registration closes

09:00 - Long course

09.55 - Medium course

11:00 - Balance bike course

11:15- Short course


Events Start at

09.15 - Long course

10:10 - Medium course (in 2 waves)

11:15 - Balance bike course

11:30 - Short course


There will be a briefing just before each category starts. EVERYONE must attend, so make sure you are there and listening hard!


WHERE IS THE EVENT?

The event is in the Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North. Here is a map below to show you how to get there and where the course goes.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Balance bikes - Mostly flat, no obstacles. Approximately 1km. Recommended for under 5 year olds on balance bikes( no pedals).

Short - Mostly flat, no obstacles and one short downhill section. 2.6km. Recommended for 5-6 year olds.

Medium - 2 laps of the short course, 5.2km. Recommended for 7 years + or beginners.

Long - a slightly longer course which includes obstacles, a short set of steps, steeper climbs and descents. 3 laps of a 3km course. Recommended for 9 years + competent rider


See a larger version of the map below here