The Cruisin’ Youth
Challenge was developed in 2013 in
an effort to promote the sport of cycling and to encourage youth participation
in an activity that promotes both physical fitness and healthy lifestyle
The Cruisin’ Youth Challenge
is specifically designed for youth ages 17 and under. The Cruisin’ Youth Challenge has been
divided into two age categories; ages 12 – 17 years, and ages 6 to 11. The 5 Cruisin’ route options (18 mile, 32 mile, 50 mile, 65 mile, and 100 mile) are available
for the Youth Challenge. However, the 65 and 32 mile routes are recommended
for youth ages 12 to 17 years and the 18 mile route is recommended for youth
ages 6 to 11.
To plan appropriately, pre-registration is strongly
encouraged and registration information can be found under the “Registration”
link on this site. The Registration fee is $20.00 per cyclist; children 6 and
under ride free accompanied by an adult.
Cruisin’ Headquarters will provide adult chaperones who will
be riding the routes with the youth. Additional adult chaperones will be
stationed along the routes at strategic points and rest stop locations. However, parents/guardians are welcome to
accompany youth on these rides.
All youth who complete the Cruisin’ Youth
Challenge will be entered in a drawing to win an age appropriate bicycle.
Please note that youth riding a tandem bicycle will not be
eligible for the drawing.
Parents/guardians are urged to encourage your youth, 17
years and under, to participate in this exciting new addition to the Cruisin’
event, which has been designed specifically for this age group. The
Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce and Cruisin’ volunteers are so excited
and looking forward to making this a safe family fun event.
The Cruisin’ Youth
Challenge is the result of combined creative ideas of long time Cruisin’
supporters, Paul Brinson, Dennis and Amelia Smith and Danny
Swain and made possible through the generous donation of
Jamis Bicycles and Gene Whittaker (The Bicycle Peddler) .
2016 Cruisin' in the Country Teen Challenge Winner
Lily Bearden of Chatsworth, GA was the winner at last year's event.
Pictured here is Lily and the Ride Director, Chris Gay.