Kids from Earn-A-Bike program explore the Forest of Nisene Marks


With the rain clouds parting to beautiful sunshine, kids from the Earn-A-Bike program mounted up to ride the fire road into the Forest of Nisene Marks. Along the way we tried out some of the skills development areas and side spurs.

Check out the video and photographs of the ride on our website.

Upcoming biking events

Light up the Night Bike Ride and Free Light Giveaway

Friday, January 30, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, with the ride starting at 7:00 PM
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz

Free bike lights to the first 50 attendees.

Prizes awarded for:

  • brightest bike
  • brightest rider
  • most creative costume

Some of the prizes to be awarded include:

  • VIS 360 Micro tail lights and a Urban 350 Bluemoon from Light and Motion
  • Turn-Signal Bike Gloves from Zackees
  • M232 Bike Wheel Lights from MonkeyLectric

Upcoming rides

We have rides scheduled for Saturday, January 31, with Jóvenes Sanos. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will ride with us in March. For more information, please contact our ride coordinator at:

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:

758 Rio Del Mar Blvd
Aptos, CA 95003