Elam (@elam_powpow) is our Reid Rider of the month for October!
Elam has become our Reid Rider of the month for October on his Scout 24″ after catching our eye on Instagram with his awesome videos, photos and his love for mountain biking! We caught up with Elam to find out more about him and his journeys on his Reid Scout…
Introduce yourself… (A bit about yourself, where you’re from, etc)
Hi! My name is Elam and I live in Lewisville, TX. I’m 8 years old.
When and how did you get into bike riding?
I’ve been riding a bike since l was able to pedal! However, I’ve just recently started mountain biking.
What made you choose the Reid Scout 24”?
Because it fits me really well and has the quality components my dad was looking for. It’s also looks really cool!
Is this your first mountain bike?
Yes, this is my first mountain bike. I’ve been on the trail with it every weekend since I’ve gotten it!
How has it treated you?
I love my Reid Scout 24″! I’ve made some minor upgrades, such as on the pedals. I love that it’s upgradable.
What and where have you been with it?
I took it on a trip to Colorado, and had a BLAST! I’ve also ridden local trails and a couple jump tracks.
Do you have any other future adventures planned?
I’m trying to talk my parents into taking me to a bike park here in Texas, called Spider Mountain (hint hint Elam’s parents… you have to take him now!) I also want to ride in Vermont!
Finally, what advice would you give to those who have never tried mountain biking or are considering getting into mountain biking?
Just get out there and ride. If you aren’t comfortable going over a jump or drop…go around. Just get out there and have fun!