The Earn-A-Bike program teaches basic mechanics and repair work and allows the kids to keep a bike that they’ve built from the ground up. More than bike maintenance, Trips For Kids instills in the participants an appreciation for cycling as a fun way to be healthy and become increasingly environmentally savvy. Executive director Christi Stafford stresses that taking kids out on the trail provides “limitless teachable moments” throughout the experience. What’s that in the trail ahead? A Rattlesnake! Trips For Kids helps teach city youth how to responsibly react to the situation and continue on in their two-wheeled adventure!
Trips For Kids is something everyone in our community can rally around because they work to get underserved children, teenagers and young adults out biking our beautiful mountain trails. They actively partner with many other bike organizations and nonprofits around the Denver and Boulder areas, including races and charity rides like the Bailey Hundo, Ride the Rockies, and the Beti Bike Bash. They also work with organizations serving urban youth such as Urban Peak and residential facilities. They fill a crucial need and ensure that our youngsters get to experience a positive interaction with the beautiful Rocky Mountain nature. Congratulations and thank you to Trips For Kids, our Bike-Friendly Business of the month!
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Trips For Kids is a national nonprofit organization with over 70 chapters around the US, Canada and Israel. The Denver/Boulder chapter has been providing bikes and practical experience to kids since 2001, lead boldly by president Andrew Goodwillie and executive director Christi Stafford. To support Trips For Kids and get more information, visit www.tripsforkidsdenver.org or send an email to cstafford(at)tripsforkidsdenver.org. You can also find them on Facebook!
BikeDenver’s Bicycle-Friendly Business (BFB) of the Month Awards highlight organizations that are making standout contributions and offering great success stories from among BikeDenver’s Bicycle-Friendly Business (BFB) Program members. The BFB program, with more than 140 honorees to date, recognizes businesses, organizations and workplaces that are leading the way to make bicycling an easy and accepted form of transportation in Denver. Nominate a workplace as a Bicycle-Friendly Business here.
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. BikeDenver promotes and encourages bicycling in Denver and works to make Denver a better place to ride your bike. Why? Because more bicycling has great benefits for you, and for Denver! www.bikedenver.org
Clif Bar & Company started on a bike ride. Founder Gary took a bite of another energy bar and thought he could make a better bar. Today, Clif Bar is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks.www.clifbar.com
Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month Awards: Since partnering in July of 2009 to launch the monthly awards program, Clif Bar and BikeDenver have recognized 35 work places for their bicycle friendly practices.
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