Summer 2022

It’s official: The summer NAP Youth Cycling Series is back on the calendar!

Northampton Area Pediatrics and the NCC join together to bring you the NAP Youth Cycling Series at Look Park.

Note new location in Look Park: Next to the Dow pavilion.

This is a safe, fun cyclocross series for kids held on a grass course by the Dow pavilion at Look Park for children 3-14 years of age. This popular series has been held for well over a decade. Push bikes and training wheels for the little ones are welcome, though training wheels can be very challenging on grass. Parents are welcome to accompany children on the course to help them along. We recommend push bikes for learning to ride and will have some on hand for kids to try out. Helmets are required for all riders.

Participation is free thanks to our generous sponsors! Look Park does charge an entrance fee, but entering the park by bike is free. Save on gas by riding to the park, if you can–it’s better for the environment and is good excuse to go for a family ride :^)

When: Mondays in July: 7/11, 7/18, and 7/25
Where: Look Park, grass next to the Dow pavilion
Time: Plan to arrive by 5:30 PM
Races: Start at 6:00 PM

We start course setup at 4:00 PM, so kids that arrive around 5:15 PM or a little after can begin riding the course right away. We’ve found that kids like riding the course with their friends before and after the races as much as the actual racing. Parents are welcome to ride the course as well.

Weather policy: We won’t run if there’s steady rain at Look Park or if there’s severe weather at 4 PM or after. Cancellations will be announced on this page of the NCC website by 4:00 PM each Monday. If there’s no cancellation notice here by that time, then the races are on!

If you wish to help with set-up or break-down you are more than welcome to join us. Many hands make light work. We will start to set-up around 4:00 PM. Thanks, and hope to see you all there.

Questions? Want to help out? Please feel free to email the NCC Youth Programs Coordinator, Tom Hoogendyk.