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Mountain Bike Camp Much Missed


Monday, July 18, 2011

I 'd like to bring attention to the county's recent decision to prevent Elings Park from offering summer Mountain Bike Camps to youngsters, and publicly request that the County Board of Supervisors reconsider that decision. My seven-year-old son, who was very disappointed the camp was cancelled, actually sat down and wrote out a letter to the Elings Park Executive Director to ask that the camp be offered again. If you know a seven year-old boy, chances are you will appreciate just how important this must be to him to actually sit down and write. Here's a reprint of his letter:

Dear Steen:

I like mountain bike camp! More than TV. Last year I learned how to move my body on my bike, to switch gears when I needed to, and how to use my brakes. Mountain biking was my favorite camp last year. Please bring it back!

Andreas Kocmur, age 7

I'm asking the Board to gather around the common goal of healthy outdoor recreation for families. Give these kids a chance to get outdoors, on the trails, and back to nature!

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