I raced my first of many mountain bike races in Southern California in the Spring of 2014. I had a blast and saw how many other people enjoyed racing as well. Nerves were low and the competition was friendly. This is the environment I always intend to create for our races.
Since 2019, The Hammies has hosted various mountain bike, trail runing and youth races. One race in particular during the Fall of 2020, we had an abnormally large attendance of racers under 12 years old. We didn't have a course set up for them. So the kids raced between two parking lot islands and we couldn't get them to stop. My wife, who is an elementary school teacher, looked at me and agreed we should also host races exclusively for little kids.
We went for it the following Summer at a local park and used the moniker, "Little Hammies." It was an instant hit! It has grown every summer since and we have even hosted races outside of Birmingham in other parts of the state.
Now we are bringing Little Hammies to the Southeast. Find a local race near you!
Max is the organizer of The Hammies Races. He is passionate about anything with two wheels! As a competitor and cyclist himself, he knows what riders love and expect on race day!
Little Hammies offers a special experience just for your little riders!
Come early for warm up laps so your kids can familiarize themselves with the race course.
Each course is specially marked track for young kids and intended to be mostly visible for parents to watch.
Enjoy other activities and lots of other goodies for your kids to take home!
1. Race Number Plate -Numbers assigned at random.
2. Warm Up and practice laps on the course.
3. FREE sticker packs and Race Ribbons.
*Winners get medals.
These races create amazing photo opportunities! Tag us and follow us on Instagram!
The Hammies has organized bike racing for kids around Birmingham for all ages. We have had many successful mountain bike and trail running races since 2019. Now we are offering a special race just for our little riders!
Easy courses that are no more than 0.5 mile. 1-3 laps depending on age group. Most courses we offer included plenty of paved trails and grassy areas.
is from Birmingham and loves to get his hammies burning! The logo puts a fun twist to what would normally be a traditional logo of a bike wheel or gear.