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 is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests span from climbing to landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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