A little Mountain Bike history for you to read on a lazy Saturday.
"On Oct. 21, 1976, a small group of cyclists and a dog named Junior gathered on Carson Ridge, which rises just west of Fairfax. It was midmorning and the sky was bright blue, a beautiful day for racing 50-pound vintage Schwinn Excelsior clunkers down Cascade Canyon Road, whose winding dirt surface plunges 1,300 feet in less than two miles, past serpentine outcrops, low-lying chaparral, and scattered oaks on its way to the confluence of San Anselmo and Cascade creeks."
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Starting this week, Trips for Kids Marin will be launching Off Screen, On Trail!
A series of six half-hour episodes, Off Screen, On Trail's goal is to teach families and their kids how to prepare themselves to get out and ride. Each episode will focus on a different subject ranging from how to put on a helmet correctly to finding local areas to ride. Throughout the series, you will see faces from across the Trips for Kids Marin organization including Adam, our Trail Ride Program Manager, and RJ, our Earn-A-Bike program manager. Also, we are especially excited to have Ranger Nova from Marin County Parks in our final class to talk about the many great places to ride in Marin.
Take a moment to read the descriptions below and see if there is a class that interests you. While there will be concepts that build upon each other from episode to episode, anyone should be able to join a class and follow along. Classes start on Thursday, September 17th at 2:30PM on Facebook Live at Trips for Kids Marin's Facebook page.
We hope you join us! Go ahead and Register Now. Classes are free and open to anyone!
Julian Molina Shines As First Adaptive BMX Rider To Compete Against Able-Bodied Field In X Games Real BMX
Great uplifting story to cheer you up on a Monday. Julian Molina has moves!
"It’s okay if the first thing you notice about BMX rider Julian Molina is that he has only one leg. The Andes, Colombia, native understands that his disability isn’t common within BMX. However, if you watched Molina ride for even five minutes, it would quickly become the last thing on your mind."
One week until the first session of Off Screen, On Trail! Register now with the link below!
If you haven't heard, Off Screen, On Trail is our new Facebook Live series teaching everything a family would need to know to get out and ride!
Tune in September 17th for our first half-hour episode called Get Ready to Ride! Get Ready to Ride will help our viewers master the pre-ride checklist with our ABC Quick Check and Personal Safety Check. Once these two checks are completed, anyone can get off a screen and go ride!
Register now! https://buff.ly/2Zozy8E
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We are stoked to hear that some schools are shifting from online learning to in-person as early as September 8! If your family is one of those transitioning back to the classroom, think about riding your bike!
Marin Safe Rides to School has a great video on how to prep for your ride to school!
Did you hear? (Get it!) Two of our favorite people at Trips for Kids Marin hopped onto the Pedal Pod over at
Trips For Kids to talk about how we serve our community in Marin and how we are different from National.
Visit the link direct below to listen to the episode.
Episodes released twice a month!
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In September, John Shackelford, a 25-year-old bike messenger, will ride 1,114 miles along the Underground Railroad. He and a team of Black cyclists will traverse a mix of paved and unpaved roads in the eastern and southern U.S. on a mission to increase representation in the cycling world.
To find out more watch the video below and to support their journey, check out their website.
Trips for Kids Marin is putting out a casting call - for Social Media Ambassadors!
We are providing powerful online programming and we need your help spreading the word.
In the #TFKM Ambassador program, we’ll give you the scoop on Trips for Kids Marin's programs, projects, and highlights and ask that you share out with your social circles. The main task will be to like and share a specific post every two weeks to help amplify important messages.
Feeling called to become a #TFKM Ambassador? Check out the description in our Volunteer Page for more information or fill our this Google Form to sign up!
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Check out our online auction and start bidding!
Our online auction will run through August 24th at 5PM. Don't wait!
All proceeds will benefit Trips for Kids Marin's core youth programs: Trail Rides, Earn-A-Bike, and Mobile Bike Workshops.
Exciting items up for auction include:
An environmental excursion with our Executive Director
A mountain bike lesson with our Trail Ride Program Manager
A supported ride ending with a wine tasting at the Clif Winery
Select items from our Re-Cyclery
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