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It Is Off To The Races Again

From the pictures I am seeing on Facebook, it is another day of Cyclocross racing for my two and four year old grandchildren today. From the smiles on their faces, along with the "thumbs up" you can see the joy they get from this activity.

Sporting activities for children can be so helpful to their social and emotional development. They are also good family bonding times too when the parents take an active role in what they are doing.

Cyclocross isn't an activity that is widely know in many areas; however, I hope it will grow in time. It is aob combination of biking through obstacles and even carrying the bike through them. This sport is more widely known in adult biking, but people like my son-in-law who organized and is now coaching it make it fun for kids too.

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Lemark wrote on October 19, 2014, 5:01 PM

Congratulations to your grandchildren. How old are they?

Cyclocross is somewhat popular in Western Europe as far as I know.

TheTalker wrote on October 19, 2014, 5:25 PM

Thank you Lemark. My grandchildren are two and a half and four and a half. Their father is active in the sport and competes in a number of races.

Kasman wrote on October 19, 2014, 5:27 PM

Here in the UK adult cyclocross has appeared on TV. It has all the excitement of motocross (with motorcycles) without the noise. Didn't know there was a kids' version- looks like they were having fun.

Kasman wrote on October 19, 2014, 5:29 PM

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Feisty56 wrote on October 19, 2014, 7:20 PM

What a great way to introduce even the youngest kiddos to sports and competition! It would be wonderful if someone around here would start such a program. I may ask our MetroParks director about it.

oldies909 wrote on October 19, 2014, 7:24 PM

Sports are a great way for kids to stay in shape.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on October 19, 2014, 10:22 PM

that is nice. Easier to start them young

somedsatisfied wrote on October 20, 2014, 4:05 AM

That is so awesome! I bet they had so much fun.

AngelSharum wrote on October 20, 2014, 11:49 AM

I'd never heard of it before.Sounds like a great thing for kids. Anything to keep them active is good in my book.

Lemark wrote on October 20, 2014, 3:10 PM

Thank you :) My sons are four and a half and three and 3/4. They went cycling yesterday while we were at the seaside and did around 9 kilometers. They were exhausted. OK, we first played a round of soccer before falling asleep :)

AliCanary wrote on October 20, 2014, 7:15 PM

I've never heard of Cyclocross, but it sounds pretty cool. Adorable picture! Just a note--even if the photo is yours, you should still put a photo credit. It makes it easier for the admins when they check stuff.