Let’s get pumped!

Are you pumped yet? Have you been riding your little hearts out? Is Sunday the 18th marked on your calendar in multiple big fat red circles?

We can’t wait to see all those excited racers lining up to start. So just a few reminders.

Kids, have fun. That’s what this is all about. Having fun on a bike, on a trail outside, learning your limits and coming home safe (and dirty).

Be nice to others. Yep, that’s right. We ALL want to have fun and there is no reason why we can’t.

Hydrate well in advance of your race. Drink lots of water. Think about laying off the sodas on Saturday. Be sure you bring a cooler to the park as there isn’t a water fountain.

While racing don’t go overboard. Be safe. If you don’t think you can pedal up that hill or make it over that bump, you should probably walk it instead. It’s cool, I still have to walk stuff sometimes. Pass only where you know you can get around people without running them into the brush.

If you don’t win, don’t be upset. You worked really hard out there and for that reason alone you are one awesome person and you had fun trying your best. Practice more, learn more and be ready to give it your best next race.

We’ll be ringing the cowbell for you all.