SAN CARLOS and SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – March 25, 2014 – Combining a universal passion for cycling, a growing participation in community service and the power of social networking, Trips for Kids International (TFK) and Beeline Bikes are teaming up to raise funds and awareness through Plus 3 Network.
Since the Trips for Kids "clubhouse" was launched on Plus 3 Network in 2013, their sponsors and over 1,000 clubhouse members have generated more than $15,000 for Trips for Kids, an international organization that provides mountain bike outings for low income, at-risk youth. Beeline joins the clubhouse as TFK’s latest sponsor.“With so many people active in helping us spread the Trips for Kids message it was a natural to funnel all that energy through Plus 3 Network,” said Marilyn Price, executive director of Trips for Kids. “We want to thank Beeline for making it possible for our international chapters and supporters to contribute even more through simply logging their daily activities online.”
Beeline is a bicycle repair company operating a fleet of self-containedmobile bicycle repair shops serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
“Using bikes as a vehicle for change, Trips for Kids provides a unique service to underserved communities,” said Peter Buhl, Beeline cofounder & CEO. “I look forward to collaborating with Trips for Kids and Plus 3 to drive more engagement on Plus 3 Network and more support for the Trips for Kids organization.”
A sponsor of TFK's mission, Plus 3 Network is a corporate wellbeing program, which allows companies and their employees to raise funds for the cause of their choice by using Plus 3’s web and mobile technologies to log their bike rides, hikes and even time spent in the garden. Since the company was started in 2009, more than $1,000,000 donations for more than 60 charities has been raised.
“Bikes and kids are a natural and Trips for Kids taps into that synergy with their mission,” said Rick Sutton, co-founder & CEO of Plus 3 Network. “We are thrilled to work with Beeline Bikes and Trips for Kids to get out their message and help support their communities.”
For more information about Plus 3 Networks and the Beeline Bikes/Trips For Kids Clubhouse, go to www.plus3network.com.
ABOUT BEELINE BIKES
Beeline Bikes is mobile bicycle repair company operating a fleet of self-contained mobile bicycle shops that allow experienced technicians to conveniently service and repair bikes at homes and corporate locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more go to www.beelinebikes.com.
ABOUT PLUS 3 NETWORK
Plus 3 Network is an employee and community wellness solution that artfully blends company philanthropy, engaging challenges, and peer recognition to educate, motivate, track and reward healthy living. To learn more go to www.plus3network.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
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