Sunday saw the 2nd edition of our neighborhood mountain bike races for children, created and organized by "Cicli Colomba" of Pinerolo have a successful turnout. Oreste Vola did a fantastic job once again of coordinating it all and getting all the local merchants to offer lots of prizes so that all the participants went home winners with booty in addition to the top three winners in each class receiving a trophy as well. We had a good turn out again this year, about 50 children along with assorted friends and family in tow, so little Serre Marchetto was hopping on Sunday. The weather was cooperative also with the rain that had threatened never materializing.
New this year was a "gymkana", which was a course to test their technical skills and a big success to keep the day filled with activities.
Our neighbors "Il Gigante & La Formica" restaurant made a special 3 course, carbo load for the low price of 10 euro for the pre race traditional Sunday family lunch. Tem Association (Touristic Ecosostenible Montano) in collaboration with us here at Bella Baita offered a complimentary nights stay. The family from Parma whose son recieved this prize for being the furthest distance away to have participated, should find it useful for next years competition.
I couldn't resisit this picture of the little ones. They were going on a "passeggiata" of the course after the bigger kids had done their race.