Iron Giants Mountain Bike Team and TNT Fireworks Helps Youth Cyclists
With many summer events cancelled this year, safely setting off fireworks with family is an exciting way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. The Iron Giants Mountain Bike Team will sell TNT Fireworks at the Smith’s Food and Drug parking lot in Cedar City as a fundraiser for their race season equipment and supplies. The tent will be open July 1-4 and student athletes will be working from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day to help customers celebrate Independence Day with fun and fireworks.
“It’s more than selling fireworks,” said Danny Hall, head coach of the Iron Giants. “This fundraiser is an opportunity for all of our student athletes to do their part to help the team. This is our second year selling TNT Fireworks and it’s been a great way to earn what we need to support these kids.”
During the 2020 season, team members will have the opportunity to race in cities across Utah, including Midway, Richfield, Huntsville and St. George. Cedar City will host two weekend races for the Utah High School Cycling League, which brings hundreds of student athletes and spectators to town this fall to compete at Three Peaks Recreation Area.
“Riding with my friends helps me feel normal again,” said Ava Knudsen, Iron Giants student athlete. “While I still can’t do many of my favorite activities, riding my bike is something that hasn’t changed.”
The team’s goal is to provide an inclusive experience for each teen and enable them to strengthen body, mind and character through the life-long sport of cycling. Student athletes train during the summer months by riding trail, learning on-the-bike skills, bike maintenance and trail etiquette.
The Iron Giants is a composite team of middle and high school students in Iron County and is part of the Utah High School Cycling League and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) league. For more information visit irongiants.bike or utahmtb.org.