SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - March 31, 2014 - Trips for Kids International (TFK) is pleased to announce that Raleigh Bicycles, part of Accell Group North America, is the new TFK North American program sponsor. Raleigh will provide bike fleets to emerging TFK chapters. TFK's programs give underserved youth the opportunity to experience mountain biking while learning valuable life skills and an appreciation of the outdoors. The 50 new bikes donated by Raleigh will enable newly formed TFK regional chapters across North America to provide mountain bike outings for low income, at-risk youth in their communities.
"We created the Trips for Kids program model to help individual entrepreneurs, established community organizations, cycling clubs and other organizations streamline the formation of their own regional chapters," said TFK Executive Director Marilyn Price. "A safe bike fleet is a critical and often costly component of forming a chapter. Thanks to Raleigh we can provide new bicycles as part of the start-up services we offer."
"Trips for Kids International is a one-of-a-kind organization providing people who are passionate about bikes and kids with the guidance and services to start chapters in their communities," said Chris Speyer, chief operating officer at Accell North America. "We are honored to be partners with Trips for Kids and look forward to helping others improve the lives of kids through access to riding."
Raleigh is a member of a community of over 100 industry leaders that supports Trips for Kids through product donations and financial contributions, including Adventure Medical Kits, Beeline Bikes, Clif Bar, CST, John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Interbike, New Belgium Brewing Company, Park Tool Company, Plus 3 Network, and Specialized.
Photo: Raleigh will be providing TFK with their Talus 2.0 and Eva 2.0 mountain bikes. Talus pictured.
ABOUT RALEIGH BICYCLES
Raleigh Bicycles offers a broad spectrum of bicycles including road, mountain, cyclocross, and commuter for all ages and abilities. Raleigh focuses on supporting the commuter, the family and local cycling, and partners with numerous non-profits around the U.S. each year to help grow the sport, including Ride2Recovery. Raleigh also sponsors Raleigh UK and Raleigh/Clement competitive cycling teams. For more about Raleigh Bicycles visit: www.RaleighUSA.com.
ABOUT TRIPS FOR KIDS
Trips for Kids is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit based in San Rafael, California. Founded in 1988 as a grass roots effort by social activist and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee Marilyn Price, over 100,000 youth have participated since its inception. Its programs give underserved youth a chance to experience the joy and challenge of mountain biking while learning valuable life skills and an appreciation for the outdoors. There are more than 80 Trips for Kids chapters across the United States and Canada, and two chapters in Israel. To learn more, go to www.tripsforkids.org.
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Marilyn Price, Trips for Kids, 415-458-2986, firstname.lastname@example.org or
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