Second Georgia Chapter Prepared to Ride
Georgia is growing more than just their juicy peaches this year! They are also growing Trips for Kids chapters. Trips for Kids Middle George fiscally sponsored by U Create Macon will be based in Macon, Georgia. This past October, Georgia also welcomed Trips for Kids Fulton County (principal county of the Atlanta metropolitan area), sponsored by Pedal Push Kids.
The new Trips for Kids Middle Georgia chapter will work mainly with middle and high school age youth, but plans on operating bike rodeos at local elementary school to introduce younger kids to cycling. "Our kids are of all races, but are the poorest in our community," shares Charise Stephens, new chapter director for Trips for Kids Middle Georgia and executive director of U Create Macon. "Our organization is new to biking, but our kids show lots of determination."
New Trips for Kids Middle Georgia chapter director, Charise Stephens standing at far left poses with members and participants from U Create Macon
"We are excited to see even more chapters blossoming in the southeast and we were delighted that Charise reached out to us." states Robert Alan Ping, Trips for Kids Executive Director. Charise recognized that not all kids are into just basketball and football and wanted to provide her youth with another great activity. "Some of our kids come from a challenging background and to see the world on two wheels has changed their lives. Bicycling is a gateway to healthier living, outdoor adventures and lifelong learning," explained Stephens.
The chapter plans to operate Adventure Club Rides, Earn-a-Bike Workshops, Mobile Bike Clinics, ReCyclery and Bicycle Safety Classes and Rodeos. The chapter will hold their opening celebration on April 4 from 9 am to noon at Macon’s Central City Park. Please join us in welcoming this Georgia Peach to our chapter family! #tripsforkidsmidga