About Us

Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is a chapter of the international nonprofit Trips for Kids.

Our mission is to empower youth through mountain biking. We are committed to providing a safe environment where kids ages 10-18 can have a positive experience on a mountain bike. Through their success on the bike, these youth will begin to realize their potential in other areas of their lives.

We provide the equipment, transportation, moral support and skills instruction to help kids discover mountain biking and the great outdoors.

We mentor kids on a mountain bike and give them an opportunity to learn new skills and overcome challenges.

We believe the trust, self-confidence, and enjoyment of mountain biking will lead to greater change in the lives of youth.

Please join us in our mission to change lives through riding a bike.

Donate today or sign up to volunteer.

Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is a member of Trips for Kids® International www.tripsforkids.org, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Marin County, California. Founded in 1988 and now operating in over 80 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips for Kids (TFK®) International has opened the world of cycling to over 100,000 at-risk youth through guided mountain bike rides and job training/earn-a-bike programs. All TFK chapters, modeled on the foundation of the original TFK Marin program, are managed and operated independently at the local level but share a common goal. Their mission is to use bicycles as a vehicle for lessons in confidence building, achievement, health, fitness and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun.

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