Wee bicycle races coming to Barbourville

Photo submitted Gonzo’s Speed Shop owner Colby Wilson lines up the competitors for the start of a Strider race.
Photo submitted
Gonzo’s Speed Shop owner Colby Wilson lines up the competitors for the start of a Strider race.

Look, Ma, no brakes!

Hey, no pedals either!

It’s the latest craze for children 18 months to five years old. Toddlers no longer have to worrying about keeping their feet on the pedals and balancing at the same time. Now they just sit on the seat and use their own legs to get the bike going and keep themselves upright.

As part of Gonzo’s Strider Race Series, Barbourville’s Water Park will host its portion of the series on Saturday, June 27, at the bicycle skills park.

Although there is already a bicycle skills park located outside the water park, a smaller version will be in place by race time.

In order to qualify for series points, racers much compete in five of the 7 series. All entries into the races are free. However, extra bikes will be on site and can be rented for $10 for the race.

Series races have already taken place at the Daniel Boone MX Park on May 2 and May 19. KY Splash Waterpark in Williamsburg hosted its race on June 13.

There are still three more chances to earn points in the Strider Race Series,

July 3 at Big South Fork Scenic Railway in Stearns, July 25, at Gonzo’s Speed Shop in Corbin, and Aug. 8 at the NIBROC Festival in Corbin.

A final banquet will begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at Mr. Gatti’s in Corbin.