2008 Mt Hood Cycling Classic Kid's Race
The first ever kid's race. They had races, celebs, prizes and fun! Sydney, Paden, and Eldon registered and because I couldn't find their helment, which are still in a box somewhere, they were fitted with new helmets - no charge. The kids' bikes were also checked to make sure that they were ready to race, tires pumped up, tightened up handlebars, etc. Eldon was the first to race. He was all ready and race against about 25 kids 2-3 years in age. For each race, the city had a famous cyclist leading and following the kids.
Paden raced with the 6 year olds. We decided that he needed his seat higher. He had to do one lap which was around the block.
Sydney and her friend raced with the 8 years. This was the first race that had a crash and it was a girl from Sydney's school class. Sydney came in 5th of 6th but was the first girl in her catagory to cross the finish line. Hurray Sydney! She did say that she wanted to come in somewhere in the middle so that she didn't have to stand up and talk to the crowd. Though it was very hot the kids enjoyed themselves and hopefully the hospital will sponsor this event next year!