Trips for Kids Newsletter 2016-02-22

Bike Station Aptos Sponsors Mountain Bikes for Tykes

Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is grateful for the continuing generosity and support from Bike Station Aptos with their recent sponsorship to provide four push bikes at wholesale prices. We will soon have four GT Mach One’s, two 12-inch and two 16-inch, for our bike rodeos at community events. Bike Station Aptos will also build the bikes.

GT Mach One 16-inch push bike
GT Mach One 16-inch push bike
GT Mach One 12-inch push bike
GT Mach One 12-inch push bike
Bike Station Aptos
Bike Station Aptos

Upcoming rides

  • Sat, Mar 12, Jovenes Sanos
  • Sat, Apr 23, Middle School Bike Clubs
  • Thu, Jul 7, Contigo

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

See our calendar for other upcoming rides.


Upcoming events

Soquel Transportation Community Meeting

Wednesday, February 24
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Main Street Elementary School
3400 N Main St, Soquel

Supervisor John Leopold will host a community discussion about mobility through Soquel Village. Bicycle advocates are urged to come out and speak in favor of adding missing bike lanes on Soquel Drive and other safety improvements.

Light Up the Night Ride

Friday, March 11
5:00 – 7:00 PM: Live music, bike and helmet decorating, light giveaway, and raffle
7:00 PM: Ride departs
Meet at Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street, Santa Cruz

Pre-ride activities at the museum will include bike and helmet decorating, and live bluegrass music from Cayuga Station. Prizes will be awarded for the brightest bike, brightest rider, and most creative costume. The ride departs at 7:00 PM from the Museum of Art and History, and will follow a mostly car-free route along the river levee.

Free bike lights will be distributed to the first 30 riders, and lots of other great items will be raffled off! Huge thanks to Bell Sports, Epicenter Cycling, Light & Motion, Cycliq, Lumenus, and Proviz for donating lights and raffle prizes.

Riders under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.


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.


Support Trips for Kids with your online donation with PayPal and AmazonSmile

Have you heard? We now accept donations online. Use PayPal to make a donation, either recurring or one-time.

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To spare us transaction fees, you can send a personal payment from your PayPal account to donate@tripsforkidssantacruz.org and select “I’m sending money to family or friends”. Read details.

As an all-volunteer run organization, all funds go directly to benefit kids in our programs.

Donate while you shop online at AmazonSmile

We are now a member of AmazonSmile. When you shop and purchase eligible items through Amazon, selecting us as your preferred nonprofit charity organization, Trips for Kids Santa Cruz will receive 0.5% of the purchase price from the AmazonSmile Foundation. There’s no cost to you. Every little bit helps us lube the chains and cranks of our bicycle fleet.


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