Newsletter - February 2019

Monthly Newsletter from the National Team

February 2019

Trips for Kids Visits With Cycle Without Limits | Chapter Spotlight: Bulldog Riders Present at Youth Summit | Helps Kids and Adults Go Places

Trips for Kids Visits With Cycle Without Limits

Photographed from left to right, Walt Custer, Bicycle Specialist/Longtime Volunteer of TFK and CWL, Marilyn Price, and Founder and Camp Director, Elaine McHugh, PH.D.


Many of us imagine Trips for Kids Founder, Marilyn Price, wearing a super hero cape due to her many accomplishments, including taking Trips for Kids from a small local program to a national movement. Although super heroes will sometimes work alone, some have help and Marilyn has a huge soft spot in her heart for her very first Trips for Kids volunteer champion, Walt Custer.

Marilyn shares, “I honestly don't know if I would have been able to start Trips for Kids without Walt. He helped me obtain mountain bikes and develop the programming for an American Youth Hostel initiative I was working with before I even started Trips for Kids. When I founded our organization in 1988, he was a tremendous help for years and years. He joined our early trips and would bring his tandem (bicycle) for kids who had difficulty completely the trip.” 

Even after Marilyn retired from Trips for Kids Marin, remaining to serve on the chapter’s advisory board and acting as an adviser to a new national team, Walt still volunteers for the 30-year old organization.

Read more.


Bulldog Riders Present at Youth Bike Summit

Coach Rafael Avendano and members from his Trips for Kids Bulldog Riders team (sponsored by Siena Youth Center) visited and presented at the 2019 Youth Bike Summit in New York last weekend.

Click on THIS link to read about their participation and view photos.

"The Bulldog Riders team learned how to present at local council and board of supervisor meetings as well as help host a countywide health fair and bike rodeo. "  

-Rafael Avendano Trips for Kids Bulldog Riders Chapter Director


Bikeflights Helps Adults and Kids Go Places

Cyclists often feel their bicycles are an extension of themselves. With that thought in mind, company founder and CEO, William (Bill) Alcorn came up with a concept he turned into a thriving business. He created a shipping company whose sole purpose is to get bikes safely to wherever their riders are traveling.

The company enables people to easily ship their bikes to wherever they travel, both domestically and internationally. During their first year, the company shipped 40 bicycles. This year, they shipped 500,000.

Bikeflights has become a trusted leader in the biking community and is now the official bike shipping service for the Tour de France. With happy customers referring their friends and family to use their services, they can’t wait to achieve their next milestone - one million bikes shipped. Read more.


Photo from Trips for Kids Charlotte (NC)

Photo from Trips for Kids River Ratz (IL)

Photo from Trips for Kids Harrisburg (PA)


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