"All of the stress just comes off of you and right there during that time you are just yourself, enjoying life and enjoying each other in nature."
Great article from USA Today on the 'Nature Gap' for Black youth. We could not agree more on the social and emotional benefits from being outside. We hope our Trail Ride program can help close the 'Nature Gap' and get more Black youth outside!
#tripsforkidsmarin #naturegap #trailride #mtb #nature
As we shift today with Daylight Savings, make sure to use lights on your bike if you ride when it is dark.
To make sure you ride as safely as possible, check out this article from Outside Online - "What You Need to Know About Bike Lights". It does a great job of breaking down how many lights you need and where to place them on your bike!
#bikelights #biking #nightride
Miles for Smiles
Did you hear?! Miles for Smiles is ON! Running from October 15th to November 15th, Miles for Smiles is a virtual Bike-A-Thon supporting Trips for Kids Marin's youth programming.
Now your weekend or daily rides can help provide transformational cycling experiences for underserved youth and create those big beaming smiles we strive for at Trips for Kids Marin. All you need to do is sign up to become a fundraiser.
To learn more, donate, or register to ride follow this link.
#MilesforSmilesTFKM #tripsforkidsmarin #morekidsonbikes
Indigenous People's Day
Take a moment to pause and read this powerful article on Indigenous People's Day by Renee Hutchens that will make you stop and think about words we say and actions we take in the #mtb community.
"Decolonization is about reclaiming what was taken and honoring and breathing life back into our deep cultural traditions."
Nocs and TFKM
Volunteer Grant Writers Needed
Do you have any experience with grant management, copywriting, or research? Got some extra time right now due to COVID? We need your help! Trips for Kids Marin is looking for volunteer grant writers for small grants (under $10,000).
We are looking for volunteers who have a background or experience in writing, work well independently as well as with a team, can be realistic about timelines, and want to help advance the mission of Trips for Kids Marin.
The time commitment will be 8-10 hours a month.
Interested? Read all the details and learn next steps on the volunteer page of our website.
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