Ride With K-Rob this Saturday

K-Rob leads riders and fans down the East bay Bike Bath during the 2012 "Ride with K-Rob." K-Rob leads riders and fans down the East bay Bike Bath during the 2012 "Ride with K-Rob."

EAST PROVIDENCE —  K-Rob leads riders and fans down the East bay Bike Bath during the 2012 “Ride with K-Rob.”Kevin Robinson, professional BMX biker, X Games gold medalist, and BMX high air world record holder, will be holding his third annual “Ride with K-Rob” Family Fun Festival on Saturday, June 8 in East Providence. Featuring both legendary pioneers of the sport and up-and-coming amateurs, the 80s-themed event will be an exciting attraction and a chance for attendees to see some of the best BMX riders in the sport in action.

K-Rob leads riders and fans down the East bay Bike Bath during the 2012 "Ride with K-Rob."

K-Rob leads riders and fans down the East bay Bike Bath during the 2012 “Ride with K-Rob.”

Kevin Robinson, professional BMX biker, X Games gold medalist, and BMX high air world record holder, will be holding his third annual “Ride with K-Rob” Family Fun Festival on Saturday, June 8 in East Providence.

Featuring both legendary pioneers of the sport and up-and-coming amateurs, the 80s-themed event will be an exciting attraction and a chance for attendees to see some of the best BMX riders in the sport in action.The day beings with registration at 8:30 a.m. at Pierce Field in East Providence, followed by the ride itself, at 9 a.m. Including walkers and runners as well as cyclists, participants will travel down the East Bay Bike Path and end with the Fun Festival at the historic Looff Carousel in Riverside. The ride and Fun Festival are free and open to the public.

BMX champion Kevin Robinson addresses the crowd at last year's event.

BMX champion Kevin Robinson addresses the crowd at last year’s event.


Festival activities include live karate and gymnastics demonstrations from Lovetts Tae Kwon Do and Aim High Academy, a family-style football combine with former NFL safety Jamie Silva, vendors and live music. An extensive line-up of local music acts includes Kicking Hole, Pat Lowell Acoustic and more. A new addition to this year’s festival will be the Wisdom to Youth BMX contest at 10 a.m., sponsored by K-Rob Events, Red Bull and Hoffman Bikes.

Later in the evening, the Festival will continue with a premiere of the documentary “A Wicked Ride,” about the start and growth of BMX in New England. During the Festival, Kevin will also be awarding the 2nd annual “Junior Seau Award of Excellence” to someone who goes above and beyond to help the community, in memory of his close friend Junior Seau.

The K-Rob Foundation promotes the importance of athletics for the youth of East Providence, RI. Last year’s event drew over 6,000 attendees. For more information, visit www.krobfoundation.com.

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