Kids Take Over the Roads at Bike Rodeo at Open Streets Watsonville

Kids Take Over the Roads at Bike Rodeo at Open Streets Watsonville

114 kids and adults who wish they could be kids again rode bikes through the bike skills obstacle course at Open Streets Watsonville last Sunday, May 17. Volunteers from Trips for Kids Santa Cruz partnered with Ecology Action’s Bike Smart! program to help kids practice bike riding skills. Kids learned how to signal for turns, how to cross railroad tracks, and how to slalom around hazards on the road.

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Upcoming biking events

Mountain Bike Raffle

Raleigh EVA 29 donated by Bike Station Aptos
Trips for Kids Santa Cruz will be raffling a Raleigh EVA 29 mountain bike. The generous Bike Station Aptos donated this awesome bike.

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More information about the raffle will be announced in upcoming newsletters, on our Facebook page, and our website.

Raleigh EVA 29 donated by Bike Station Aptos

Upcoming rides

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

  • Saturday, May 30, Mission Hill, Branciforte, and New Brighton Middle Schools
  • Saturday, June 6, Inspiring Connections Outdoors
  • Saturday, June 20, Big Brothers and Sisters
  • Monday, July 20, Contigo

For more information, please contact our ride coordinator at:

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:

758 Rio Del Mar Blvd
Aptos, CA 95003