Trips for Kids Santa Cruz Newsletter 2015-02-19

Volunteer CPR and First Aid Training

When we take kids on rides, we always have at least one volunteer Ride Leader who has taken First Aid and CPR training to administer when needed. The TFKSC Board will hold a CPR and First Aid Training for all volunteers who want to be Ride Leaders.


Volunteer CPR and First Aid Training
Wednesday, February 25, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
758 Rio Del Mar Blvd
Aptos, CA 95003
Cost is $50-60 per person
Please sign up by sending email to info@tripsforkidssantacruz.org


Get trained to give out free helmets

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Kids who participate in our bike rodeos and go on our rides will get to keep a helmet for free. We need volunteers to get trained to properly size and fit helmets, and provide safety education to helmet recipients, in order to make this a reality.

Volunteer Training for Helmet Safety
Monday, March 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sign up
Contact Steve Piercy, helmet@tripsforkidssantacruz.org, to sign up.

Directions
http://goo.gl/rmLXtR
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
Emeline County Campus in the Solarium Room
1060 Emeline Avenue, Building F, Santa Cruz

If you head up the hill on Emeline Avenue (from Highway 1 North/Emeline exit or from Grant Street) without turning or veering in either direction, you will come to a beige building with green awnings. The Solarium is the room with all the windows at the top of the staircase farthest to your right on that side of the building.

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (HSA) runs the free helmet distribution program throughout the county. Our Director of Technology, Steve Piercy, wrote an article about the program, “Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency adds new free bike helmet site“.


Upcoming biking events

Bash on the Bluffs – Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz membership drive and appreciation party

Saturday, February 21, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PMMountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

RSVP Required

  • beer and wine
  • appetizers
  • silent auction with fabulous items
  • member raffle and prizes
  • explore the Seymour Marine Lab
  • free valet bicycle parking provided by People Power of Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Mountain Bike FestivalSanta Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 2015, in Santa Cruz, CA. More details will be released on the website, http://santacruzmountainbikefestival.com/


San Jose Inspiring Connections Outdoors donates bike racks and mechanic stand

Thank you to San Jose Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) for donating four bike racks and a bike mechanic work stand to TFKSC. The bike racks will increase our capacity to transport bicycles. The bike mechanic stand will double the number of bikes we can repair and maintain comfortably.

ICO is a community outreach program of the Sierra Club dedicated to provide underserved youth and young adults the opportunity to discover the beauty of wild places, develop an appreciation for nature, and acquire the skills to enjoy these places safely. Please visit ICO’s website or Facebook page for more information.


Upcoming rides

Saturday, February 28

Jóvenes Sanos

Saturday, March 28

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

For more information, please contact our ride coordinator at: ride@tripsforkidssantacruz.org


Request a ride for your group

We have many open regular ride dates scheduled in our calendar on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Other dates are possible by request. If you have a group of kids that you would like to take mountain biking, request a ride through our website.


Make a difference in a kid’s life

Our volunteers teach bike skills, provide moral support, and help kids meet challenges. They also tune bikes, secure donations, write grants, build community support, and make it all happen behind the scenes. Come share your time and expertise with youth and enjoy the smiles.


Give a kid the opportunity of a lifetime

Donating to Trips for Kids Santa Cruz changes lives through the mountain biking experience. As an all-volunteer organization, your donations go directly to benefit kids. We accept bikes, tubes, tires, water bottles, first aid kits, and any other mountain bike related necessities. Please Contact Us to arrange a donation of in-kind items.

Of course, we accept monetary donations, as well! Checks made payable to “Trips for Kids Santa Cruz” may be sent to:

T4KSC
758 Rio Del Mar Blvd
Aptos, CA 95003