This is what it’s all about — the Trail Ride.

As our signature program, every one of our 75 chapters run the incredible Trail Rides program that takes underserved kids on scenic trail ride adventures. Depending on the local geography or terrain, kids bike in gorgeous parks, forests or paved pathways in nature, perhaps leaving their urban environments for the first time! Our trained ride leaders teach kids basic bike skills, the love of exercise, environmental awareness and most importantly – self-confidence to meet life’s challenges!

Benefits of Trail Rides:

  • Greater confidence that carries over to the classroom with improved academic performance, better grades and healthier, happier social interactions.
  • Deeper understanding and appreciation of nature.
  • Increased understanding of the benefits of exercise and good nutrition.
  • A connection with often-hard-to-reach youth.
  • Kids notice improved fitness levels, especially those who’ve participated in multiple rides.

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Tell others about our Trail Rides Program!

  • “It was the best time I ever had! I remember every single bit of the trip and will for the rest of my life”
  • “Being able to do something like this has in a way changed how I feel about the outdoors. Something I learned from this is things are not as hard as they seem and sometimes you just have to go for it. But I must admit the hardest part was going up all those cliffs! I never thought that in a million years that I would ever go mountain biking because most African-Americans in my community think you’re crazy to take a visit to the snow. So just imagine them going mountain biking.”
  • “Today was the first time I’ve ever mountain biked, and it was a very fun experience. I learned a lot about myself, I learned my limits, and how comfortable I feel with myself. What I liked most about the ride was just being around nature. The nature around me helped me relax and just let go of things I have going on at home, and the scenery was very beautiful”
  • “Thank you, Trips for Kids. I really enjoyed bike riding with you. You helped me learn that if I push myself than I’ll be able to accomplish what I want to do in life.

Fun Fact

Since 1988, kids have burned

7,625,000 calories on our rides