My son turned 12 on saterday. Did he ask for a big party,no.We went to the LBS and hung out for a while then we went out for a couple of hours of urban riding. That resulted in a pertty good scrape on his leg. Then we picked up some food and went to a friends house and worked on some huge dirt jumps the rest of the day. My friend is a pro so my son really looks up to him. They hit the jumps,had some fun and got dirty. Pretty cool b-day if your 12 and I didn't have to throw some cheesy birthday pary.