These three things can increase bicycling numbers and diversity in America.
The director of one of our newest chapters - High Desert Riders, based in the Los Angeles, CA region’s Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Hills - discusses his exciting new project to get kids out of the urban environment and out into the natural environment.
We love the sport of mountain biking as a family, and once we found out about Trips for Kids, it was really a no-brainer. There are hundreds of kids in our community who deserve to have the same opportunity.
"I was lost and uncertain about anyone or anything," Venee shares, "I never knew what was going to happen next and in order to survive inside my head, I became numb."
Doug felt he could really make positive impact in his community by introducing kids to the benefits of biking. “We have great trails and parks in the metro area.
It’s an unprecedented time for Trips for Kids, as we celebrate 30 years of our founding chapter in Marin County, California and the first year of our National Team (a newly established 501c3 nonprofit umbrella organization).
“In all my years, every ride I go on, I see these kids transform before my eyes,” Andree Sanders reflects.
Let me just say the world, WOW. That pretty much sums up the week of April 15 as we prepared for one of the bike industry premiere events - Sea Otter Classic.
"Every child should experience the benefits of cycling and outdoor activity. Exercise, fresh air, safety and fun are the primary goals of learning to ride a bike. For many of us, growing up cycling made every trip down the driveway, around the block, or with friends an adventure. Our world became smaller and we became more aware of our community. Unfortunately, that is not the case for all children today.
As a reader of Dirt Rag, you may have taken the opportunity to ride a bicycle early in life for granted. I did until I spoke with two people who are working to ensure that more kids get the chance to ride bikes and appreciate the outdoors: Marilyn Price and Robert Ping, the founder and new executive director for the national nonprofit Trips for Kids.
Trips for Kids has appointed Andy Phelps as full-time National Support and Sponsorship Manager for the new national umbrella organization that launched in August 2017.
“BikeFlight.com customers have raised over $2,635 since we started partnering with the Buck Up for Kids program in January. We are grateful for the financial support, as well as, the exposure Trips for Kids is receiving as a beneficiary. Ultimately every dollar helps us get more kids on bicycles, often for the first time!”
It was a beautiful spring day on May 2002. It was my birthday, and my husband took me to a bike show- There we saw a booth - the Trips for Kids booth.
In April of this year, the TFK board announced it was separating the founding TFK Marin chapter from national efforts with the formation of TFK National and was conducting a search for an executive director. Ping is the result of that search.
Trips for Kids, an organization that provides transformative cycling experiences for children around the world through independently managed community chapters, today announces the formation of Trips for Kids national (TFK), a standalone 501(c)(3) entity focused on supporting the growth and refinement of its existing and future network of TFK chapters.
Scope & Content :In this oral history, bicycling enthusiast and social entrepreneur Marilyn Price recounts the path that led to her life’s work as founder of the nonprofit Trips for Kids. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1940, Marilyn moved to California in 1966 after completing a degree in sociology at the University of Michigan. In the early 1980s, Marilyn set down roots in downtown Mill Valley.