CBC Seeks Volunteers for Summer Bike Camps

The Community Bike Collective seeks volunteers: Ride Leaders and Marketing Content Publishers for our 2020 Summer Bike Camps.  If you enjoy mountain biking, mentoring kids, and feel that changing kids lives for the better is payment in itself, then you will fit right in with the Community Bike Collective.

Bike Organization Keeps Moving Forward

A recent article in the Pajaronian discusses the Community Bike Collective’s efforts to continue pursuing their mission despite the setbacks brought on by COVID-19.

Summer Ride Partnerships

Community Bike Collective partners with Youth Now and Watsonville Parks and Recreation to bring rides to local youth. Check our ride calendar for dates and times volunteers are needed!

Middle schoolers tackle trails in Forest of Nisene Marks

Middle school students from across Santa Cruz County were treated to shorts-and-tee-shirt weather on the April 30, 2016, ride through the forest of Nisene Marks. Fifteen kids and four adults enjoyed riding the fire roads and single track, taking on challenges and learning new skills. Check out the gallery.  

Trips for Kids Newsletter 2016-02-22

Bike Station Aptos Sponsors Mountain Bikes for Tykes Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is grateful for the continuing generosity and support from Bike Station Aptos with their recent sponsorship to provide four push bikes at wholesale prices. We will soon have four GT Mach One’s, two 12-inch and two 16-inch, for our bike rodeos at community events. Bike … Continue reading Trips for Kids Newsletter 2016-02-22

You go, Girl Scouts!

On November 21, we took nine girls and three leaders from Girl Scout Troop 10423 for a “bike and hike” in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. This was the second ride this year for this eager group of girls. Kathy Frank was our ride leader. They rode up to the Aptos Creek Trail … Continue reading You go, Girl Scouts!

Family Fitness Challenge Day Obstacle Course

Kids and their families came out in droves to the Family Fitness Challenge Day in Ramsay Park, Watsonville, Sunday, September 27, 2015. Volunteers from Trips for Kids Santa Cruz helped toddlers on striders and kids on mountain bikes to attack our mountain bike obstacle course. See a few of the photos in our gallery.

Raleigh EVA 29 Drawing Winner

Congratulations to John Casper and Jeltje Van Baren of Aptos, CA, who were the winners of the brand new Raleigh EVA 29 mountain bike in our recent drawing! Thanks to all of the entrants who raised over $1000 to support our programs to take kids mountain biking. The generous Bike Station Aptos donated this awesome bike.

Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-06-23

San José Inspiring Connections Outdoors ride the Forest of Nisene Marks Our friends from San José Inspiring Connections Outdoors rode through the Forest of Nisene Marks last Saturday, June 6. Janette LaBau, Ray, and five other volunteers led eleven kids on an adventure they will always remember. Forest elves and the elusive Duckus bikerus accompanied … Continue reading Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-06-23

San José Inspiring Connections Outdoors ride the Forest of Nisene Marks

Our friends from San José Inspiring Connections Outdoors rode through the Forest of Nisene Marks last Saturday, June 6. Janette LaBau, Ray, and five other volunteers led eleven kids on an adventure they will always remember. Forest elves and the elusive Duckus bikerus accompanied us on our trip along the trails. We rode some single track and the fire … Continue reading San José Inspiring Connections Outdoors ride the Forest of Nisene Marks

Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-05-28

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

Trips for Kids Newsletter 2015-04-30

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

Favorite Pics from January’s Ride

A real post about what we all learned is coming, but I want to post my favorite pics, too. So, here they are… The Crew

More Good Days for More Kids

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

Lou without Oopty

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

Pics of Our First Volunteer Day

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!