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
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
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."
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.
Kids need more green time and less screen time? We totally agree! In fact we even have a program running RIGHT NOW to help do that!
Join us this Thursday at 2:30PM on Facebook Live for the next installment of Off Screen, Trail where we will be talking about basic maintenance and easy fixes for your bike!
Want to read more about how 'Green Time' helps kids? Read more here: https://buff.ly/30eHEBt
As we move into Fall, take a moment to watch My Last Day of Summer, from artist Kristina Wayte, of Sketchy Trails. My Last Day of Summer is a beautiful film blending brilliant illustrations with live action footage of ten-year-old mountain biker Julia Traum.
We are all about kids riding hard on bikes!
Watch, enjoy, and make sure to get out and ride too!
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."
#MTB #MTBHistory #Marin
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!