"I enjoy being outdoors, riding and teaching. The idea that the skills we teach kids really do make a difference In their life is a constant inspiration to me. As our program has grown, I see the same kids more and more and get to see them grow as cyclist and more importantly as part of a community and to truly learn to trust themselves, to trust their gut! " ~Andree Sanders, Trips for Kids Metro New York Executive Director
"Inspired by the work of Dr. King and all the people who have heeded his call, we can bring just conditions of social equality to our country, our streets, and our planet. But we have to work together." Dr. King's words, actions and passion continue to influence, inspire, and motivate people in many different ways. Even in bike advocacy. In the comments section below is an article written by urban anthropologist and mobility justice strategist, Dr. Adonia E. Lugo on how Dr. King inspired her.
Dr. King's words, actions and passion continue to influence, inspire, and motivate people in many different ways - even in bicycling word. Read the article in the comments section below as this bicycle advocate reflects how we can bring just conditions of social equality to our country, our streets, and our planet. But we have to work together." #weremember
This participant from our Trips for Kids Metro New York chapter (@andreenyc ) shares what determination looks while also having fun learning new skills.
LEADSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Our founding chapter, Trips for Kids Marin, located in San Rafael, CA is seeking an executive director to lead their dynamic team. If you like to wear multiple helmets at once, have a passion for youth development and want to be part of a driven team, please click on the link in the comments section to learn more about this position and how to apply.
Anthony Taylor, Adventures Director for @loppetfoundation and Trips for Kids City of Lakes Director was recently on @mprnews @ with @angeladavismpr . Listen to their interview on what it will take to make green spaces accessible to all by clicking the link in the comments section. #accessibleforall #morekidsonbikes #changinglives #ridelife
Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho it's off to ride we go! Youth participants from our @tripsforkidsmarin chapter showing off their #bikeskills and having some fun. #ridelife #morekidsonbikes #changinglives #livinghealthier
If you want to join the movement to get more youth active and connected to the outside world, please visit https://buff.ly/2VXvOYH to learn how easy it is to get started AND also how your national team helps guide and ride with you on your chapter journey.⠀
Last year was a great first full year for our new national team! In this recent blog post (link listed in comments section), Trips for Kids Executive Director, Robert Alan Ping, shares his views on how to change the perspective of bicycling industry and the direction our programs are heading.
"We are riding the wave of change and standing firm to our primary focus, which has been and always will be the thousands of youth we serve and our impact across North America through a simple tool for positive growth, the bicycle."
We have many more lives to touch this year. Help join the movement to bring the #powerofthepedal into a child's life. Visit our website tripsforkds.org and click "Get Involved" to learn more.
Participants from one of our newest Trips for Kids chapters, High Desert Riders, kicked off their first ride of the season this weekend. We believe those #smiles say it all.
Trips for Kids Charlotte is already sharing #bikeskills in the new year. They began their Earn-a-Bike Workshop sessions earlier this week, fitting their bikes, conducting ABC quick checks and practicing skills. Way to go Charlotte and happy new year to your chapter team.⠀
#morekidsonbikes #charlotterecyclery #tripsforkidscharlotte #tripsforkids #tfkfamily #learningandearning
Please say hello to some of our Trips for Kids Birmingham participants!⠀
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