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Man takes action after seeing little boy riding bike in his driveway
Each night, the homeowner saw the same little boy zooming around on his driveway. So, he decided to take action in a unique way.
Patricia Lynn
01.25.22

There’s something about boys and their bikes. It seems from the time they’re very small, they’re ready to hop on one so they can start having adventures.

This love affair continues all the way through a boy’s teenage years and on to manhood. Bicycles and motorcycles provide that feeling of abandonment and freedom that a car cannot emulate. The two-wheel bond is unspoken yet understood among guys.

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The boy in the video below loved riding his bike every night.

The video is of a random kid on a bicycle riding on a man’s driveway. Normally not a problem, but in this case, the man’s security camera kept alerting him to the stranger’s presence.

Canyon Chasers is the one who uploaded the footage, which has racked up over 14.5 million views so far! It’s titled, “How I Deal With Kids Playing in My Driveway.”

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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

The homeowner was annoyed at first about the boy zooming around on his driveway.

Eventually, though, he began to look forward to the little rider’s visits. The man’s wife came up with a fantastic idea and suddenly, a dull summer gave birth to lots of fun.

He explained:

“Every night I would get an alert from my driveway security camera, and at first I was a bit annoyed, but then I found myself looking forward to the evening alert. And then inspiration struck, in the form of my wife giving me this great idea.”

YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers
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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

It was time to take the boring driveway to a whole other level.

In the video, the man waits until nighttime before he comes out with chalk. He proceeds to draw a makeshift course for the kid. There’s an arrow showing where he should enter the track, which then goes on to curve around the driveway.

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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

He was in for a real treat.

The next day, the boy returned with his mom, but this time, he pauses and gapes at the driveway. His mom gets it! She directs her blazing prodigy to the starting area of the course. What a fun surprise!

YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers
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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

That’s not even the best part.

The homeowner says he would make a new course whenever it rained. It’s like the World Superbike season in your own town! The man even films himself as he describes the layout of an even better racetrack. He knows his stuff after all!

YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers
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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

He used up as much space as possible, maximizing the driveway’s area for double the fun. The corners are more challenging and there’s even an official back straight now. They’re labeled for convenience.

YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers
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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

There’s a heavy braking zone for a hairpin turn which should improve the kid’s braking skills before another left-hand corner called the “Eyes up” because it IS a kid. Then another straight “For the win!

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Pixabay - Picudio

The kid goes at the new layout, once again displaying his prowess behind the handlebars of his fine machine. He doesn’t make one mistake, attacking each corner perfectly, hitting the apex before accelerating out with excellent control. Even dad there looks jealous!

The neighbors get in on the fun too.

YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers
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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

The ever-changing course provided a stimulating challenge for these people who were spending most of their days indoors due to the pandemic. But this guy’s love for everything with two wheels proved to be stronger. Kids on scooters, little girls on pink bikes, and even adults on full-sized bikes take turns on the driveway course.

YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers
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YouTube Screenshot - Canyon Chasers

This boy is never going to forget the driveway racetracks.

It was his innocence and curiosity that got the attention of a fellow rider who in turn, wanted to pass on his love for bikes and riding to the younger generation with one simple act. All it took was kindness, chalk, and a little creativity.

Check out the video below to see the kid in action for yourself!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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