Bike riding is a simple thing but many kids living in the city just don't get to do it enough. Birmingham has some awesome bmx, mountain bike and skate parks around town and even racing for those of the competitive nature.
Birmingham Bike Park Only built in 2011 Birmingham Bike Park is one of the countries most prestigious BMX facilities. They cater for riders from young and old with a year round program of coaching and racing activities.
BMX is a great social sport and you don't need expensive equipment. At the Birmingham Bike Park they have kits available for hire. They offer three levels of coaching: novice, intermediate and expert.
BMX racing started out as a kids sport in the 70s and continued to develop and was introduced into the Olympic Games in 2008. There are also three levels of racing: club, regional and national.
Creation Skate Park Creation is the Midlands Biggest Extreme Sports Venue, and the skatepark is home to 23000sqft of ramps of all shapes and sizes, suitable for BMX, Scooter, In-line Skating and Skateboarding.
After working up an appetite there's an on-site cafe serving hot and cold drinks and food. Hire equipment is also available such as helmets, BMX bikes, Skateboards and scooters.
Instructors for skateboarding, BMX or stunt scooter can show you all the basics you need or show you more advanced tricks and technique to improve.
Sandwell Valley Country Park If you're looking for somewhere to go for a family bike ride, Sandwell Valley Country Park is a great place to visit. As well as a range of surfaced and unsurfaced tracks, there is a fantastic mountain bike trail and also a pump track.
If you'd like to cycle around Sandwell Valley but don't have a bike, you can hire one within the country park. Or perhaps your bike may need repairing then visit Valley Cycles in the park near the high ropes course.
Located: Jubilee Woods next to Swan Pool car park just off Park Lane (B71 3SX)
Birmingham Wheels Park Birmingham Wheels is both a Charity that works with young people and hosts to some of the UK's most famous Motor Sport venues and wheeled activities.
The original idea was to create a danger park for youngsters to let off steam, however a large emphasis was also placed on the development of BMX and speed skating.
The youngsters can pay tribute to the animal heroes they learn about by making their own animal finger puppet, or they can also pay special recognition to their own pets by designing and creating a special salt dough animal hero medal.