The MVTR 2001 Kid's Classic: A Dirt Odyssey

The first New Hampshire Kid's Classic was a great success with 25 riders between the ages of 12 to 16 participating. The Kid's Classic fund raising effort was also very good for the first year of the event bringing in $3,600 towards the weekend grand total of $78,500 raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Most of the kids rode both days and also camped at the speedway with the 400 adult riders who were riding the NH Classic. The camping at the speedway had an added bonus of motorcycle movies "Drive-in style" projected onto a big screen each night for evening entertainment.

Saturday's ride was within Bear Brook State Park (note: Not a legal riding area. Special Permit was granted for this one day only.) All of the Kid's Classic riders rode the trail section identified as the Adult Hero Section with the "B" & "C" groups short cutting after Hall Mountain and the "A" rider group continuing on past the beaver dams to ride the entire Hero Section. The trails in Bear Brook provided just over 20 miles of riding for the B & C groups and 25 miles for the A group.

Saturday's Pro-Rider demo was put on by NETRA Enduro "A" rider Luis Colom and Trials Expert Jack Hemmingway whom you may recognize from SpeedVision.

Sunday's ride was on private property in Alton which was also the site of the Rocky Hare-scrambles in previous years. These trails offered multiple loops with a very wide variety of terrain. Again the "A" rider group with 24 miles for the day found a few more miles on their odometers than the other groups.

Kid's Classic 2002 should be a "sell-out" as we will need to limit registrations to 40 riders due to the logistics of this type of ride, so plan ahead and register early. Also start your fund raising early as there will be even more prizes next year for the "Top Fund Raisers".

Oouuch... these guys look fast. The Kids Of The 2001 Kids Classic

"The Kids" again, and still clean at this point!

Hummm... you mean I can roost if I turn this thing? Cool! (Jack, Luis, and Boo demonstrating proper riding technique).

Looks like Jack Hemmingway showing the young'uns how it's done.

Now it gets interesting. Josh Silver on an uphill somewhere in Bear Brook State Park getting a push from Bob Landry.

Kids Classic, day 2; The Highlands Of Alton. Are these guys having fun or what!

Yup!!! Definitely the trials bike over that hot CR in this sort of stuff.

"Big Grins" were the theme for these two days.

The pictures just keep coming...

  1. B & C riders; group queued up for the ride
  2. Alison Bird on Sunday in Alton
  3. Karen Cader leading the C group
  4. Jody Ferris was the youngest rider @ 12 years old on a KX60
  5. Adult hero sections were the kids Classic playground
  6. Three trailers full of bikes and one school bus full of kids
  7. Sunday lunch donated by D'Angelos Sub's of Rochester NH