Frisco: Junior Road Biking Development Program starts today |

Frisco: Junior Road Biking Development Program starts today

Daily News staff report

Summit Biking is sponsoring a free road biking development program for local kids. The program will be lead by Peder Hansen, a fifth-grade teacher at Frisco Elementary and a summer bike mechanic. The program, modeled after the Mountain Biking Little League, will include a 30-minute bike related presentation, followed by a ride lead by adult riders. The program is intended to introduce Summit County youth to road biking and give them the skills to participate in this lifelong sport.

The first ride is today at 9:30 a.m. at Podium Sports. Future rides are scheduled on June 28, July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 9 and 16. ride starts at 9:30 with some education, followed by a ride. The rides should finish by 12:30 p.m.

If you have a child interested in the program, contact Peder Hansen at

As part of this program, Summit Biking is working with local bike shops to make road bikes accessible and affordable to participating youth. The Fuji Ace is a great road bike for juniors and is available through several local bike shops for around $360, with a 10-15 percent discount for program participants. Summit Biking is also offering scholarships to make bikes affordable to these kids. For scholarship applications, contact Deb Nelson at or 468-1277.

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