This week, another rad female mountain biker: Kate Courtney! A Marin native, she is the 2019 Elite XCO World Cup Overall Champion and the current Pan American Champion!
In this interview, Kate discusses how she sets goals and how she manages when the goal posts shift. Her answers provide lots of great lessons for kids who want to dive into cycling!
#progressnotperfection #katecourtney #goals
Need to tune up your bike skills? Become a TFKM Member and join us for our first Membership Mechanic Class on March 25th. The beginner class will focus on getting "Ready to Ride": walking through the ABC Quick Check, seat adjustment, and tire inflation. The advanced class will teach Derailleur Adjustment and Drive Train Maintenance.
Learn about all the benefits included in the Trips for Kids Marin Membership on our website and sign up to be a member today! #TFKMMembership #TFKMMember
Today we're celebrating another local pioneer in women's Mountain Biking, the "godmother of women’s mountain biking" - Jacquie Phelan.
Jacquie Phelan pioneered the early days of modern women’s mountain biking and introduced some of the first women-specific mountain biking camps and clinics.
“Even new riders who may not have a clue who Jacquie is or know about the early mountain biking scene have been positively affected by the advocacy and example that Jacquie championed in the early years.”
Read the whole interview here!
#WOMBATS #JacquiePhelan #mtb
Happy International Women's Day!
Who better to celebrate today than our incredible and dynamic founder, Marilyn Price! Thank you Marilyn for your vision and drive more than 30 years ago to create this organization and get over 40,000 kids on bikes!
Want to hear the story of how Trips for Kids Marin started from the founder, Marilyn Price, herself?
Listen in to 'The Pedal Pod' a podcast series from our National Chapter, Trips For Kids.
#podcast #tripsforkidsmarin #mountainbiking #pedalpod #internationalwomensday #IWD
This Women's History month, take a moment to read about some women who are making history in cycling - RIGHT NOW.
#womenshistorymonth #womencycling #womenofcycling
One of our phenomenal Board Members, Erika Cramer, was featured in Forbes!
Read all about how she and her partners at How Women Invest support and invest in women-led companies.
A pioneer of black cycling, Nelson Vails, "The Cheetah", became the first African-American to win an Olympic medal in cycling in 1984.
As a young adult, Vails took a job as a bike messenger, pedaling through the New York City’s congested concrete streets to deliver packages to customers. Eventually Vails' cycling took him to velodromes where he caught the attention of the United States National Team coaching staff.
Read more about his rise from bike messenger to Olympic medalist here. #blackhistorymonth #olympics
Lookin for the perfect part for a vintage bike build or perhaps a new chain ring for a well loved ride? The Re-Cyclery posts lots of its specialty parts and accessories on Ebay, like the Vintage Campagnolo Gran Sport Front Derailleur pictured.
Check us out and see if we have the perfect part for you!
#recyclery #vintagebike #upcycle
Did you know? The U.S. military once had a bicycle unit, and it was comprised of African American soldiers - The 25th Infantry Fort Missoula Buffalo Soldiers or "Iron Riders".
Read more about their historic 1,900 mile test ride to St. Louis. #blackhistorymonth #ironriders
Got an old van or car you've been thinking of getting rid of? Donate your car to Trips for Kids Marin! It is quick and easy.
Donating skips the costs and hassles associated with selling a car and vehicle donations are tax-deductible.
Click the link to learn more now!