South Shore's Outing to St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

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Team:
South Shore K-8
Date:
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Trip Type:
Bicycling
Photos:
Plan:
We'll be heading out to St Edwards Park to do a little Mountain Biking through Trips for Kids and Cascade Bicycle Club.
Report:
South Shore Middle School students had a fun day learning how to mountain bike at St Edward Park (between Kirkland and Kenmore). The mountain bikes & safety gear plus instructors were provided by the non-profit organization Trips for Kids (http://seattle.tripsforkids.org/). It looked like it was going to rain all day, but the weather cooperated and the rain held off until after the trip. ICO has worked with TFK before and as always they provide a great experience and introduction to mountain biking.

Our schedule:

7:45am ICO Volunteers & South Shore Teachers meet for coffee to discuss the day's plan

8:30am Meet the kids at South Shore School

9:00am Drive to St Edwards Park in Kirkland (Approximately 45 minutes)

10:00am Meet Trips for Kids to begin mountain biking lessons

12:00pm Lunch break

2:00pm End of mountain biking instruction

2:15pm Load into vans for the drive back to South Shore

3:00pm Return to South Shore School

Photos

The South Shore middle school kids got a chance to learn how to mountain bike at St Edward Park with help from Trips for Kids (http://seattle.tripsforkids.org/).

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

We lucked out, normally parking at St Edwards State Park requires the $10 Discover Pass, but it was National Parks week (http://www.nps.gov/npweek/) so it was free to use the park.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

The kids circle up to listen to instructions about mountain biking from the Trips for Kids ride leaders.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Riding in circles on the lawns of Saint Edward Park the kids practiced basic mountain bike skills.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

One of the skills the kids practices was to have a "slow race" where the objective was to go a slow as possible without putting your foot on the ground.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

The slow race was one of the harder skiils the kids practiced.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Enough skills practice, if you're ready to mountain bike raise your hand!

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Heading into the woods around Saint Edwards Park to try mountain biking for the first time.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Mountain biking the trails of Saint Edwards State Park.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Mountain biking the trails of Saint Edwards State Park.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Mountain biking the trails of Saint Edwards State Park.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Mountain biking the trails of Saint Edwards State Park.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking

Mountain biking the trails of Saint Edwards State Park.

Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

[South Shore] St Edwards Park Mountain Biking