A Vision Becomes a Reality

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.

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Raphael Harris
Becoming National

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).

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Robert Ping
Providence, Rhode Island Chapter Director's mission is to get his students outside to learn.

"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. 

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Amy Carver
DirtRag Magazine Catches up with Trips for Kids

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. 

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Amy Carver
Bikeflights spotlight on Trips for Kids

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!”

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Amy Carver
Oral History of Marilyn Price, Founder of Trips for Kids, by Mill Valley Library and Mill Valley Historical Society

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.

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