Ride the Saddle, Not the Couch: Tips to Get Kids Outside

Getting kids outside isn’t too hard; it’s finding a way to keep them excited while they’re out there.

Scott Sports’s latest film series is a not-so-subtle reminder to parents — get those kids away from the television and outdoors. Need inspiration? Follow along with these mountain biking hero parents.

In episode 2 of the series, MTB parents Karen Eller and Holger Meyer talk biking with kids, safety, recommended trails, and more in a fun, step-by-step rundown.

In the words of the narrator, “Teach them how it gets done. And always remember, it’s all about the fun.”

Just grab your bike, helmet, and gloves (and get your little rider geared up, too) and hit the trails. Adventure awaits. (This episode is part 2 of the “Heroes” series; you can watch part 1 here.)

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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