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Old September 16th 04, 05:42 PM
IMBA Jim
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Hi all, Jim Hasenauer from IMBA Board posting this here. Hopefully there
will be events both low-key and large in your local trail systems.

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Preventing Childhood Obesity - Getting Kids off the Couch and on a Bike

For Immediate Release
09-09-04
Contact: Pete Webber, IMBA communications director

303-545-9011

The International Mountain Bicycling Association Declares October 2
National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

In garages across the country, kids bicycles lean on their kickstands
with cobwebs in the spokes. Competing with a comfy couch, a video
game and the Internet, the bikes are ignored. With childhood obesity
reaching an all-time high and childhood physical activity an all-time
low, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) invites
adults and kids everywhere to get out their bikes and hit the trails
on Saturday, October 2, for the first annual National Take a Kid
Mountain Biking Day.

Today's youth are less active than ever before, and according to the
U.S. Surgeon General, the percentage that is overweight has nearly
tripled in the past two decades. Forecasts predict that the current
generation of children in the United States could actually have a
shorter life expectancy than their parents as the epidemic of
childhood obesity continues. "Mountain biking is an activity that can
help reverse the trend toward childhood obesity," says Hill Abell,
president of IMBA. "Mountain biking is a great physical activity and
the perfect way for adults and children to enjoy the outdoors and get
some exercise together."

IMBA, with the help of U.S. Congressman Richard Burr of North
Carolina, has introduced a resolution to the U.S. Congress declaring
the first Saturday in October as National Take a Kid Mountain Biking
Day. The resolution was established in memory of Jack Doub, an avid
teenage mountain biker who had a passion for the sport of mountain
biking.

Mountain biking builds self-confidence and offers kids and adults an
adrenaline-packed adventure while giving them an effective,
low-impact workout. "We are looking forward to being a part of
National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. It's a great way to spend a
day focusing on positive, fun outdoor experiences for children, while
teaching valuable lessons about living a healthy lifestyle, personal
responsibility and environmental awareness," notes Andrew Goodwillie,
an IMBA member and director of Trips for Kids Denver who will be
organizing a ride in the Denver area.

Adults and children who are interested in participating on Saturday,
October 2, are encouraged to visit
http://www.imba.com/resources/kids/index.html for additional
information about National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and
up-to-date event locations. Additionally, individuals can register
their participation online and share their stories for a chance to
win three Schwinn kids mountain bikes to be donated to a local
charity or youth group of their choice.
About IMBA

Founded in 1988, the International Mountain Bicycling Association is
a nonprofit educational association that works to bring out the best
in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer
trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user
groups and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's worldwide
network is comprised of individual members, bicycle clubs, corporate
partners and bicycle retailers. IMBA's National Take a Kid Mountain
Biking Day is supported by the Jack Doub Memorial Endowment, Schwinn
Bicycles and the Goldsmith-Greenfield Foundation. For more
information about National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and local
events, please visit http://www.imba.com/resources/kids/index.html
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Old September 26th 04, 10:50 AM
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"Bob Rogers1" wrote
snip same tired troll

How does it feel to be a marionette?

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Old September 26th 04, 04:03 PM
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"JD" wrote in message
m...
"Bob Rogers1" wrote
snip same tired troll

How does it feel to be a marionette?

JD


How's it feel to have the truth thrown back in your face deadbeat


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Old September 27th 04, 01:41 AM
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"JD" wrote in message
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"Bob Rogers1" wrote
snip same tired troll

How does it feel to be a marionette?

JD


That's Gepetto to you puppet boy


 




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