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Trips for Kids

Mountain Bike Legends on Tap at Trips for Kids Party

01.17.2007
San Rafael, California

Mark your calendars: Sunday, February 11 is the annual "Brews, Bikes and Bucks" party at the Broken Drum Brewery in San Rafael. In its ninth year, this fundraising event has become a much-anticipated tradition in Marin County.

Many, if not all, of the local legends in mountain biking will be there - Gary Fisher, Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze, Ned Overend, Scott Nicol, Jacquie Phelan, Otis Guy, Ross Shafer, Charles Kelly, Mert Lawwill, and and the pioneers from the "Klunkerz" movie. Come, meet the pioneers, and share stories with the hundreds of people who turn out to support Trips for Kids' youth programs.

Thanks to Broken Drum owner Noah Berry, all proceeds from the event's food and drink sales will go to the non-profit organization. An exciting collection of bike-related prizes will be raffled, including the grand prize of 2006 Jamis Dakota Comp mountain bike. Advance raffle tickets will be on sale at Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery Thrift Shop and the Broken Drum. Tickets will also be sold at the event. The party starts at 2pm and goes until 6pm. Admission is free. Plan to arrive early to score a place to sit. The Broken Drum is located at 1132 Fourth Street.

Director Marilyn Price, herself a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, founded Trips for Kids nearly twenty years ago to provide inner city youth with opportunities to challenge themselves and have fun a mountain bike. These outdoor adventures build self confidence and a respect for nature. As fifteen year old Khae commented after her ride shared, "I learned I was stronger than I thought." Today there are 48 Trips for Kids chapters across the United States and Canada serving thousands of underserved kids each year. Money raised at the 2007 Bikes, Brews and Bucks will help fund these programs.

For more information about the event or Trips for Kids, call (415) 458-2986 or e-mail info@tripsforkids.org. Their offices and Bicycle Thrift Shop are located at 610 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (cross streets A St & B St). Check out their website at www.tripsforkids.org.

CALENDAR ITEM:
9th Annual Brew, Bikes and Bucks Trips for Kids Marin fundraiser: Featuring guests who are all pioneers of the sport of mountain biking and members of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Broken Drum Brewery 1132 Fourth Street, San Rafael (cross streets A St & B St), Sunday February 11th 2 - 6pm. There will be drawing for a 2006 Jamis Dakota Comp mountain bike at the event. For information contact 415-458-2986 or info@tripsforkids.org or www.tripsforkids.org.

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Trips for Kids 20th Anniversary Dinner, Mill Valley Recreation Center

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

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