To provide transformative experiences that promote healthy lifestyles,
environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need.
President & CEO
Mary E. Poyner Reed
THE WHY BEHIND OUR WORK
A child’s ability to access activities that improve mental, emotional, social and physical health should not be determined by their race, ethnicity, gender, ability or zip code.
Clif Bar Family Foundation
The Loam Wolf
Youth Cycling Coalition (YCC)
Transforming lives through the Power of the Bike
There are a number of ways we use the power of the bike to build self esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles, instill environmental values and break social barriers. Our most popular programs include:
Discovery Trail Rides
ReCyclery Community Bike Shops
After realizing the vast disparities among underserved youth, Marilyn Price and her team of Marin County-based bicycle enthusiasts founded the first Trips for Kids bicycling program in 1988. Since then, Trips for Kids has grown to serve thousands of children across the United States annually.
In 2015, Marilyn Price and Trips for Kids was honored as a CNN Hero award recipient. You can watch the CNN Hero feature here.