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Balance Bikes – Mini Olympics. Sport Taranaki Event for children aged 2-5 years.

11 Mar

About

BALANCE BIKES MINI OLYMPICS

A Sport Taranaki event for the 2-5 year olds on Balance Bikes

 

WHEN & WHERE:

  • SATURDAY 11TH MARCH, 12.30PM – TSB HUB TENNIS COURTS, HAWERA
  • SUNDAY 12TH MARCH, 10AM – TASMAN PROSPECT (by the Wind Wand Car Park), NEW PLYMOUTH

 

REGISTER on line – $5/child

 

HELMET & CLOSED SHOES COMPULSORY,

LONG SLEEVE SHIRT A GOOD IDEA.

 

MEETING POINT GOOGLE MAP, TSB HUB, HAWERA:

https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/TSB+Hub/@-39.5840857,174.2743421,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb74da5ec279935bd!8m2!3d-39.5840857!4d174.2743421

 

MEETING POINT GOOGLE MAP, TASMAN PROSPECT, NEW PLYMOUTH:

https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Tasman+Prospect/@-39.05631,174.0741798,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x665e11e27a3fb4c0!8m2!3d-39.05631!4d174.0698024

 

 


Programme

BALANCE BIKES MINI OLYMPICS

A Sport Taranaki event for the 2-5 year olds on Balance Bikes. 

Time for the little ones to have a bit of fun, balance bike fun that is.

Children aged 2-5 will have the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of racing along a varied and exciting course while mums and dads hold their breath and cheer their support on the sideline.

Sport Taranaki staff, with the support of Egmont Village School and friends will be on hand, making sure everyone is enjoying themselves.

We will follow the action with a medal ceremony and a well-deserved ice block.

Bring the family along.

See you there!

 

Children will need:

  • An accompanying adult (over 18)
  • A balance bike
  • A helmet
  • Closed shoes to protect those little toes
  • A long sleeve shirt is a good idea

 

So what are Balance Bikes:

Balance bikes are simply small bikes with no pedal, bypassing the need for training wheels as the children simply push with their feet. They are the best way for young aspiring riders to learn to balance and control a bike… and they are a lot of fun!

Did you know that the first bicycle ever was in fact a balance bike?

We kid you not: In 1817, the Draisienne or “Running Machine” was invented by the german Barn Karl von Drais. It had a typical bicycle frame and two wheels, but it was propelled by walking opposed to peddling. Pedals only appeared in the 1860s.

 

 

 


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Regulations

Children will need:

  • An accompanying adult (over 18)
  • A balance bike
  • A helmet
  • Closed shoes to protect those little toes
  • A long sleeve shirt is a good idea

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Contact Information

Name Joelle Xavier Email joelle@sporttaranaki.org.nz Phone 06-7590930 Ext 706

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$5 per child