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Trips for Kids and NorCal High School Cycling League Held 16th Annual ‘Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash’

February 14, 2014

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - February 14, 2014 - Trips for Kids' 16th annual "Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash" was held last Sunday, and this time was co-hosted with the NorCal High School Cycling League. Held at the Broken Drum Brewery in San Rafael, Calif., proceeds from a raffle for the grand prize Jamis Exile Comp mountain bike raised $1,400 for Trips for Kids and the NorCal High School Cycling League.

Mountain bike legends in attendance were Noah Berry, Otis Guy, Ned Overend, Charles Kelly, Joe Breeze, Chris Chance, Dave Garoutte, Michael Kelley, Marilyn Price, and Rick Sutton.

"I can say with 100 percent certainty that guests at the event loved the opportunity to meet some of the legends of mountain biking, socialize with friends and support kids mountain biking at the same time. This was our 16th 'Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash,' and we plan on holding it year after year," said Trips for Kids founder Marilyn Price.

To learn more about Trips for Kids, please go to www.tripsforkids.org, and to learn more about the NorCal High School Cycling League, go to www.norcalmtb.org.

Photo:

Top Row left to right: Noah Berry, Austin McInerny, Otis Guy, Ned Overend, Charles Kelly, Joe Breeze, Chris Chance, Neil Macc.

Second Row: Dave Garoutte, Michael Kelley, Vanessa Hauswald, John Price Jeffris, Marilyn Price, Rick Sutton, Peter Buhl.

ABOUT NORCAL HIGH SCHOOL CYCLING LEAGUE

The NorCal High School Cycling League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is provide quality mountain bike riding and racing programs to Northern California teenagers. In 2014 we will have over 750 studentathletes, from more than 55 high schools in California, developing strong bodies, strong minds and strong characters through the sport of cycling. For more information, please visit www.norcalmtb.org.

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 currently 82 Trips for Kids chapters across the United States and Canada, and 2 chapters in Israel. To learn more, go to www.tripsforkids.org.

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Media Contacts

Marilyn Price, Trips for Kids, 415-458-2986, info@tripsforkids.org

Chip Smith, o: 801-646-0472, ext 1, c: 801-597-7515, csmith@soarcomm.com

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