For a girl named Barney, it was the chickens. We stood in a circle, each sharing the highs and lows of our ride in Wilder Ranch State Park, the highs ranged from the horses to the chickens to skidding out on the dirt. More than one participant claimed the upcoming climb out of Wilder as … Continue reading More Good Days for More Kids
On Saturday October 1, Trips for Kids Santa Cruz participated in Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Four participants from Tyler House, along with their supervisor, Crystal, joined us for a day of skills practice, a group ride, and a fruitful raffle. Thanks again, Dave, for assisting with transportation to Monterey from Aptos. As usual, … Continue reading Take a Kid Mountain Biking, Would Ya’?
John and I sat in the front of the truck, marveling at the signatures at the bottom of each of this kid's text messages. When making arrangements with kids to take them riding, texting is part of the game. As we waited for Steve-O to return home with his Burger King breakfast (a food choice … Continue reading Lou without Oopty
1. When recruiting kids, count on a 2/5 show-up rate. We invited 8, had five confirm the night before, and two get to us. These two lucky kids got tons of attention. We all had fun riding lower Nisene Marks. 2. Notice the pink heart? That's covering a hand gesture. I don't know if it's … Continue reading Photo Essay: Lessons in Taking Teens Mountain Biking
Gina Casteneda of Watsonville provides community through soccer. What she does through soccer we can do through bikes. Listen and be inspired.
By Dawn Weathersbee, T4KSC Board Secretary He wouldn't let me take a picture of him. It's probably all for the best, because my photography could never have captured the excitement he expressed after his first Trips for Kids Santa Cruz ride. It's an amazing and sad thing to hear a kid say, "Next Sunday, right?" … Continue reading Sometimes It’s the Bike that Saves You
Trips for Kids Santa Cruz had it's first volunteer day on June 12, 2011. Take a look at a few of the photos of our first volunteer day. We built a bike locker, built bikes, had a leadership training, and had some fun with the Bike Shack Bikes!