A large group of kids from middle schools around the county rode through the Forest of Nisene Marks last Saturday, May 30. Sunshine filtered through the redwood canopy and warmed us on our ride. At our lunch stop alongside Aptos Creek, a few of us learned how to skip stones, and others went "spelunking". Tawn … Continue reading Middle School Students ride the Forest of Nisene Marks
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 … Continue reading Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-05-28
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 … Continue reading Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-04-30
Volunteer for the 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 … Continue reading Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-04-06
Volunteer CPR and First Aid Training When we take kids on rides, we always have at least one volunteer Ride Leader who has taken First Aid and CPR training to administer when needed. The TFKSC Board will hold a CPR and First Aid Training for all volunteers who want to be Ride Leaders. Volunteer CPR … Continue reading Trips for Kids Santa Cruz Newsletter 2015-02-19
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 … Continue reading Trips for Kids Santa Cruz Newsletter 2015-01-28
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.
Happy Holidays everyone, As we complete another trip around the Sun, we look back at another fun and successful year for Trips for Kids Santa Cruz. Here are just a few of our highlights from 2014. Took 169 kids mountain biking in our beautiful state parks for a total of 1,134 "miles of smiles". Took … Continue reading President’s message: highlights from 2014
Video produced by volunteer Brian Damschen.
I’ve been an officer with Trips For Kids Santa Cruz for some time, but the August ride was my first ride with the kids. It also became my first time as tip co-leader when the trip leader had a family medical emergency, on top of many hours that she’s spent coordinating large and successful midweek … Continue reading Confessions of a novice trip leader