The kids race is about 15 minutes of "racing" and more oriented towards fun. You'll have to decide if the trade off of travel time vs. 15 minutes of race is worth it.I'm thinking about this. It's a very long drive for me, coming from San Jose. Is it worth it, for the kids?
I'm not a racer and don't plan to race myself.
85% of the kids who race NorCal High School League races will never get to a podium. The idea of racing and training and success has to change or you are just fooling yourself. so what you really train for is the experience;training with friends, taking care of your bike, the prep, supporting your teammates, sacrifices, allowing your family to be close to this, travel to beautiful places, the festivity, the team tent and food, the starting line, and doing your best.the kids get to hang with a lot of riders & experience some MTB culture (or otherwise )