Tykes and trikes: The Mayor’s Kid Fondo turns Morristown into kiddie-velodrome

Nathan Milun, 5, summed up Saturday’s Mayor’s Kid Fondo in Morristown:

“I didn’t get in first, but I didn’t care.”

Young cyclists at the starting line for the Mayor's Kid Fondo. First Lady Mary Dougherty and Dave Stowers act as Grand Marshals. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Young cyclists at the starting line for the Mayor’s Kid Fondo. First Lady Mary Dougherty and Dave Stowers act as Grand Marshals. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

It was all about having fun on wheels.  Kids pedaled a loop at the Vail Mansion, after volunteers helped them festoon their bikes with ribbons, flags and potato-head passengers.

Afterward, there was pizza and sandwiches and candy.

Sort of like the grownups’ Gran Fondo New Jersey, minus the hills.

Mayor Tim Dougherty officially started Saturday’s “race,” a precursor to Sunday’s extravaganza that is expected to attract hundreds of cyclists to town for rides ranging from 18- to 107-miles.

Here are some photos of the kids in action.  We’ll have plenty more from the Gran Fondo.

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