Just an idea I have since I have 4 kids in this range, and TBRA does offer an "Under 14" class, but I realize not every kid under 14 can handle an 8+ mile MTB course by him/herself. So I thought that the kids seemed to enjoy the kids MTB race we put on at the Hamilton Creek FTF every year, it would be great to perhaps extended it to 5 or 6 races.
I'm looking for ideas and ways this could work. Does it make sense to piggy back on an existing TBRA race day and make a kids version of an existing race? That is, assuming other promoters will go for that. Unique inexpensive was to promote the races?
My inspiration for this is doing BMX with my kids. BMX provides a structure for kids to race and compete on a local, regional and national level. Mountain Biking doesn't have anything like that for kids. But to go to a National race can be pretty expensive.
I'm wanting to put together something challenging for kids 5 - 12 years of age, hopefully something that would prepare them for TBRA racing and beyond. It would be supervised, have people around the more challenging areas, obviously for 5 year olds the course would be pretty tame, but for the older kids we could up the challenge a bit. It is mountain biking after all.
Open to your thoughts and ideas.