Just a quick reminder that there will be a bike race just for kids on the Hilltop tomorrow, Saturday August 21. The Hilltop Conservancy has created the race for kids ages 4 to 15 and yes, there are prizes involved.
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the races begin at 9 a.m. Racers will be divided by school grade with the youngest riders going first. Geordie Smith, the conservancy’s vice president and the organizer of the race, says a special course has been mapped out, which will take riders on a new trail through the woods. “It’s going to be a whole lot of fun,” he promises.
|Grade||Start Time, Boys||Start Time, Girls||Course Length|
|K & 1st||09:00||09:05||0.6 miles|
|2nd & 3rd||09:20||09:25||1.2 miles|
|4th & 5th||10:00||10:05||2.4 miles|
|6th & 8th||10:45||10:50||3.0 miles|
Any bike in good working order is eligible to race but helmets are mandatory. The race costs $10 per racer, which includes a bike inspection. To join in, go to the course entrance next to the sports field parking lot on Courter Lane and Mountain Avenue in North Caldwell (see map below). Registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.