Kiddie Camp returns Saturday at Crusaders Motorcycle Club

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 July 2022 at 9:16 am

Culvert Road track hosts 2 more races in 65th season

File photos by Tom Rivers: Kevin Hazel, president of the Crusaders Motorcycle, watches young riders and shouts encouragement during a training camp on June 16, 2018. He encourages the young riders to keep their elbows up, look ahead and concentrate on the racetrack.

RIDGEWAY – The Crusaders Motorcycle Club has a busy weekend.

The club will have its annual free training session on Saturday for 50cc riders, ages 4 to 8. This class provides young riders with basic riding and racing skills. The participants will be taught what all the different colored flags represent, how to watch for the green race light and to practice their starting skills.

They will also learn how to maneuver around the corners. By the end of the day all the riders will be picking up their speed and increasing their riding skills.

These riders head off the track after taking a few laps during the training camp on June 16, 2018.

On Sunday the Crusaders will host its annual memorial race in honor of past friends and family. This year marks the Crusaders 65th year of Flat Track Racing on Culvert Road in Ridgeway. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Practice starts at 11:30 a.m. and racing begins at 12:30 p.m. at 3312 Culvert Rd. Admission is $15 and kids 12 and under are free with an adult.

The final race of the season will be the Women’s Mad Dawg Race on July 31 with a rain date  for Aug. 28 if needed. The Crusaders have updates on their Facebook page and on their website (click here).

Provided photo: These racers head down a turn at the track on Culvert Road. There are races this Sunday and on July 31.