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Trips for Kids

Trips for Kids Receives Generous Industry Support

01.25.2006
San Rafael, California

Trips for Kids National is proud to announce its top national sponsors for 2006: Trek, Park Tools, Clif Bar, Adventure Medical Kits, and Planet Bike, our latest sponsor. These generous donors provide new equipment and funding that directly supports the national program of Trips for Kids. Over 100 other great bike industry companies have been supporting Trips for Kids for years with new, overstocked, and sometimes outdated items. These donations are used in our ride programs or sold in our used-bike store - The Re-Cyclery, which funds 45% of our annual budget.

Trips for Kids National provides the materials, moral support, and inspiration that an individual or group needs to successfully start their own Trips for Kids ride program. Each new chapter receives a starter set of equipment that includes five bikes from Trek, energy snacks from Clif Bar, first aid kits from Adventure Medical Kits, and a work stand and tool kit from Park Tool. These items provide the critical momentum to get the chapters rolling & literally!

Without these bighearted companies, we would not be as successful in helping people start new chapters. Most of our chapter leaders are volunteers and the starter set of equipment is often be the deciding factor on whether they move forward in developing a chapter, says Marilyn Price, Founding Director.

We are deeply grateful to our longstanding sponsors that truly buoy our National program and are thrilled when we new sponsors step up to the plate! continues Price. After seeing a Trips for Kids ad, Plant Bike inquired and soon became the newest company to lend their support with a huge product donation.

Trips for Kids, a national organization, has developed 45 chapters across North America, including three in Canada. The chapters provide mountain bike rides and environmental education for youth who would not otherwise be exposed to such activities. On these adventures, kids learn lessons in personal responsibility, achievement, and environmental awareness while having fun.

Trips for Kids is also grateful for the advertising support from Bicycling and Mountain Bike Magazines, Dirt Rag, Bicycle Retailer, Velo News and League of American Bicyclists as well as financial support from Interbike, Maverick, and New Belgium Brewing. Other companies wishing to turn more kids onto mountain biking are encouraged to check out www.tripsforkids.org or contact Price at (415) 458-2986.

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Contacts
Trips for Kids
(415) 458-2986
national@tripsforkids.org
www.tripsforkids.org

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