Mill Valley Public Library Oral History Interview with Marilyn Price

June 16, 2016

news In this oral history, bicycling enthusiast and social entrepreneur Marilyn Price recounts the path that led to her life’s work as founder of the nonprofit Trips for Kids. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1940, Marilyn moved to California in 1966 after completing a degree in sociology at the University of Michigan. In the early 1980s, Marilyn set down roots in downtown Mill Valley. Marilyn describes her decades-long work in progressive nonprofits, which culminated in Trips for Kids, a project dedicated to taking disadvantaged youth on bicycle rides through Marin’s beautiful natural environment as well as providing job training through the Earn-A-Bike program. Marilyn discusses how she built Trips for Kids out of her home and how the program expanded to the national and even international levels, with chapters as far flung as Canada, Israel and South Africa. Throughout this oral history Marilyn warmly expresses her affection for Mill Valley, passion for bicycling, and deep social commitment. She also discusses friendships within and beyond the Marin County bicycling community.

Listen to Recording.
Read Transcript.

More News

October 29,2018

Marin Program Offers Kids Bikes and Bike Skills

Read More

July 24,2018

Learning Biking Skills at Our Family Mountain Biking Festival

Read More

April 09,2018

Do Good By Bike: An Interview with PUBLIC Bikes

Read More

Encourage your friends and family to donate by sharing on social media!

Visit our National site