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Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-04-30

Open Streets Santa Cruz County
Volunteer for the Bike Rodeo at Open Streets Watsonville

Trips for Kids Santa Cruz will partner with Ecology Action’s Bike Smart! youth bicycle safety program to help kids learn on-street bicycle riding safety and basic bicycling skills at Open Streets Watsonville, on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Brennan and Union Streets between Callaghan Park (on Freedom Boulevard) to the City Plaza in Watsonville.

In addition to our bike rodeo, there will be music, food, raffle for prizes, and fun activities for the entire family.

Volunteer for the Bike Rodeo

Toddlers ride at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival Bike Rodeo April 2015


Kids saddle up at SCMBF Bike Rodeo

Girl rides the ramps at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival Bike Rodeo April 2015Dozens of kids got to practice bike riding skills with the help of our volunteers through our bike rodeo at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12. The kids attacked the ramps and terrain like seasoned professionals, even if their push bikes didn’t have pedals.

Come volunteer for more fun at Watsonville Open Streets (see previous article).

Click to watch this short video of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival which features our Bike Rodeo.


Watsonville Boys and Girls Club Ride

Boys and Girls Club WatsonvilleA half dozen kids and chaperones from the Watsonville Boys and Girls Club enjoyed a beautiful day and had a great ride into the Forest of Nisene Marks at the end of March.


Upcoming biking events

Spring 2015 Bike Week

There’s a huge line-up of events taking place Friday, May 1 – Friday, May 8 during the Spring 2015 Bike Week.

Bike stunt shows, live music, bike spin art, free helmets, bike rides, free breakfast, free bike maintenance, raffle prizes, bike store and restaurant discounts, and the list goes on and on. For a complete list of events, see the Bike to Work website.


Upcoming rides

We have a flurry of rides scheduled for the next several months.

  • Saturday, May 2, Pajaro Valley High School
  • Wednesday, May 13, Pajaro Valley Unified School District all girls
  • Saturday, May 30, Mission Hill, Branciforte, and New Brighton Middle Schools
  • Saturday, June 6, Inspiring Connections Outdoors
  • Saturday, July 18, Contigo
  • Monday, July 20, Contigo

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

See our calendar for other upcoming rides.


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.


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

Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-04-06

Volunteer for the Bike Rodeo

A toddler on a push bike rides the ramp at Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
A toddler on a push bike rides the ramp at a bike rodeo

We will be teaching kids bike skills through a bike rodeo at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12. Volunteers will teach kids how to take on challenges by riding through the skills course, and will help fit and give out free helmets to kids in need.

Contact ride@tripsforkidssantacruz.org to volunteer.


TFKSC becomes official free helmet site

Eight volunteers recently participated in a training at the County Health Services Agency for helmet sizing, fitting, and safety education. TFKSC is now an official distributor of free helmets for Santa Cruz County residents who need them. We will give out helmets to our ride participants and people who ride in our bike rodeo events.

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.


Kids from Jovenes Sanos and Bigs Brothers and Big Sisters Ride

Kids from Jóvenes Sanos prepare for the ride
Kids from Jóvenes Sanos prepare for the ride

Six kids from Jóvenes Sanos explored the Forest of Nisene Marks with Trips for Kids Santa Cruz on Saturday, March 21. Click to see the video on Jóvenes Sanos Facebook page. The following Saturday, March 28, five kids and three adults from Big Brothers and Big Sisters enjoyed riding the trails and roads through the Forest.


Volunteers get CPR and First Aid training

Our volunteers are the heart of our programs, and to keep it beating, 6 more ride leaders got CPR and First Aid training at the end of February. Now over a dozen volunteers are trained and certified to administer CPR and First Aid on our rides and bike rodeo events.


Upcoming biking events

Santa Cruz Mountain Bike FestivalSanta Cruz Mountain Bike Festival
Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 2015
San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz, CA.

This year’s volunteer-run festival will include bike demos, skills clinics, kids’ riding areas, a poker ride, aerial jump bag, vendor fair, beer garden, food court, bands, raffles, after-party, and much more.

More information can be found on the website, http://santacruzmountainbikefestival.com/


Upcoming rides

We have a ride scheduled for Saturday, May 2, with Pajaro Valley High School. Then on Saturday, May 30, Mission Hill, Branciforte, and New Brighton Middle Schools will go on a ride. For more information, please contact our ride coordinator at:
ride@tripsforkidssantacruz.org

See our calendar for other upcoming rides.


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.


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