Well, that's $5 well spent. The boy loved getting the number plate, "training" the run over the morning, then riding a closed course without dad in front or behind. All of this, and he won a Dakine jersey as a draw prize. :rocker:
Sadly, we will never know his result, which was the only disappointment for him. There was a timing glitch for some of the racers (heard there was a generator issue at the bottom) for some kids, and then other kids ate up their gap pretty quickly and caught the rider in front and could not pass (my son caught the rider in front and trailed her through Samurai Pizza Cat to the finish). They fixed this later, but that may have messed up the timing??? Oh well… he got over it with the jersey and Powerade.
I timed him on two training runs and if he did the same, he'd have likely been 4th or 5th in the 9/10 year old category… so he'd have been happy with that for his first race behind kids like Jackson. He had a totally clean race run until he caught up to the prior rider.
Will definitely try to do more of the series next year. HOpefully with the bugs worked out. Great the WB is supporting kids' racing.