Trail Blazer Week of March 17

Trips for Kids Chapter Newsletter

Week of March 17, 2019

In this issue:

  • REVIEW: Updated Chapter Directory
  • OUT-OF-OFFICE THIS WEEK: Amy returns on March 25
  • CHAPTER BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT: 50% Off Trips for Kids Branded Merchandise
  • CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Leadville
  • WHERE TO FIND THEM: Previous Chapter Newsletters
  • Important Upcoming Events
  • March birthdays


The online directory has been updated to include information provided in your annual reports.

Please click this link review both the Google map and individual listing information areas for accuracy. Email Amy at with any additional updates or edits.



Just a reminder that Amy will be back at her desk on on Monday, March 25.

If your chapter is in need of immediate attention, please contact support and sponsorship manager, Andy Phelps at or phone 415-747-9971 if product related. For any other matters, please reach-out to executive director, Robert Ping, via email at by phone at 503-289-0441.




As a Trips for Kids chapter, you have the opportunity to purchase Trips for Kids National branded merchandise available on the Online ReCyclery Shop at COST. To view current pricing visit and follow the steps below:

  1. Click “Shop” tab
  2. Scroll down to shop the TFK merchandise section
  3. Add items to your cart
  4. Check-out when ready
  5. Sign-in to your account or check-out as a "guest"
  6. Use the following code at check-out before you process payment: TFKBrandedItems50%

Products are subject to change and appearance of actual products may vary from photos based on distributor.

Current products available are:

  • Trips for Kids Jersey
  • Trips for Kids T-shirts
  • Trips for Kids Socks
  • Trips for Kids Ball Cap
  • Trips for Kids Water Bottle

Please visit website for full descriptions. Chapters must have an "ACTIVE" status to participate.



Trips for Kids Leadville Director, Makali Beck being silly with some of his youth participants.

Trips for Kids Leadville was established in August of 2007 in Leadville, CO. under their affiliate sponsor Full Circle of Lake County Youth and Family Services.

Makali Beck oversees the Trips for Kids programming at this location and shares, "Our kids at Full Circle enjoy riding bikes and it is a great developmental skill to have. Our community hosts many bike races throughout the summer season and several Fat Bike races during the winter months. Kids get to

see what it takes to become an endurance athlete and how dedicated these men and women are to their passion. Trips for Kids mission fits squarely with our philosophy of getting kids outdoors and giving them access to equipment and activities they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to."

Full Circle was founded by a motivated community member named Sterling Mudge in 2007 with the goal of getting more kids on bikes and outdoors in general.

Snow? What snow?

He has since stepped away because of time and family commitments, but Full Circle is committed to seeing their family grow and getting kids out of their comfort zone by trying something new and challenging. It appears, from all those smiles, their youth are enjoying trying all those news things too.


WHERE TO FIND THEM: Previous Chapter Newsletters

Access all 2019 chapter newsletters and updates by clicking HERE.


Important upcoming dates...


1: Deadline for Website Language Updates


11-14: National at Sea Otter Classic

13: 2nd Annual Jamboree at Sea Otter


March Birthdays

03:    Scott Shepler     

         Trips for Kids Harrisburg (PA)

30:    Kyle Stainbrook

         Trips for Kids Hot Springs (SD)    

Is your birthday in March, but not displayed above? Please contact Amy with your birth month and day (the year is not necessary to share, we're all kids' at heart!)


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