Bikeschool with "Kriva Spitza" (EN)

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day across the globe!

„Kriva spitza“ bike club is proud to announce a partnership with Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance in bringing the Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day initiative to the international level. On Saturday, October 6th, the two organizations will both host free mountain bike instruction for kids at their bike parks – Velopark Plovdiv (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) and Valmont Bike Park (Boulder, Colorado, USA).

„Kriva spitza“ is one of the first mountain bike clubs in Bulgaria. We have organized numerous events over our short history spanning  just over 6 years, including 24-hour marathon races, miniDH races for kids, multi-day enduro tours, bike festivals, clinics and races for kids. We also advocate for trail and wilderness access for mountain bikers in Bulgaria.

We have designed, built and are now maintaining Velopark Plovdiv – a free public bike park in the city of Plovdiv. Velopark Plovdiv which opened on September 18th, 2011, and is one of the first urban bike parks in Bulgaria, featuring table-top jumps, two pump tracks, north shore technical area and more!

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance is the positive voice for the mountain biking community in Boulder County. The BMA helps make the trails in Boulder County a better place for all users and helps foster a sense of community for Boulder’s mountain bike riders.

BMA is the main partner behind the creation of Valmont Bike Park – North America’s most state-of-the-art public bike park. Valmont Bike Park’s amenities include family trails, cross country trails, cyclocross courses, a slopestyle terrain park, dirt jumps, a dual slalom race course, 2 pump parks, and kids bike play areas.
The two bike parks join forces to bring the universal joy and excitiment of riding bikes to kids across the globe and to make October 6th an international celebration of mountain biking for youth.
The initative at Velopark Plovdiv is named Bikeschool with Kriva Spitza and is also part of MOVE WEEK – an annual European wide campaign week, taking place every first week of October. MOVE WEEK promotes sport and physical activity and their positive impact on European societies. The MOVE WEEK engages individuals, organisations and cities from across Europe in a large-scale celebration of sport and physical activity. In addition to „Bikeschool with Kriva Spitza“, we will also host two group rides as part of MOVE WEEK.
Bikeschool with Kriva Spitza – details:
  • format: Kids will be divided into groups based on age and ability. Our instructors will guide the groups through the park features with a focus on safety and fun.
  • registration: registration is on-site
  • date: October 6th, 2012
  • hours: 10:00 – 14:00
  • location: Velopark Plovdiv
  • prerequisites:
    • a bike
    • a helmet (helmets are mandatory at Velopark Plovdiv)
    • ability to ride a bike without training wheels
    • a smile 🙂

Get a picture of what to expect – check out our galleries:

And our videos:

The River and the Hills of Plovdiv was a festival with focus on activities around the natural amenities of Plovdiv – itsunique seven hills and the river Maritza. On September 1st, „Kriva spitza“ organized a group ride on the banks of Maritza, ending with a bike skills workshop at Velopark Plovdiv. On September 2nd, we lead a group ride for kids to the top of „Bunarzdhika“ hill.

„The river and the hills of Plovdiv“ festival a Mountain Biking video by jildo_kriva_org

„An afternoon at the park“ – showcasing the amenities of Velopark Plovdiv: