09.29.05

Senate Approves Burr/Salazar Resolution to Honor the Memory of Lewisville Native and Recognize "National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day"

The United States Senate last night approved a resolution authored by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Ken Salazar (D-CO) to honor the memory of Lewisville native Jack Doub and recognize the first Saturday in October as "National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day." Jack Doub, a nationally competitive mountain biker from Lewisville, died unexpectedly in 2002 from complications related to a bicycling injury.

"It is so important that our children stay active and physically fit," said Senator Burr. "Bicycling, as Jack loved to do, is one of the best ways to stay active and prevent the health risks associated with childhood obesity."

Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution introduced by then-Congressman Burr to make the first Saturday in October "National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day." The resolution expresses the Senate's support for the goal of "National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day" to promote physical fitness among young people, especially through biking.

For more information, go to https://www.burr.senate.gov.