Trips for Kids wins $15,000 grant from REI

Boulder, Colo. — August 10, 2010 — Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder, a non-profit providing mountain biking and environmental awareness programs to underserved youth, has been awarded a $15,000 grant by REI Inc., the outdoor products retailer. With this smart investment from REI, the combined Trips for Kids Denver and Boulder programs aim introduce more than 800 underserved youth to the health and confidencebuilding sport of cycling during the 2010 ride season.
New Trips for Kids Programming in Boulder

The REI grant will allow Trips for Kids to expand the number of mountain bike rides and clinics it holds with Boulder youth. In addition, Trips for Kids will be able to expand its presence in Boulder’s Middle Cross league – a fast-growing program in local middle schools that fosters the establishment of after school Bike Clubs which meet once a week to ride and learn safe cycling skills and bike mechanics. Middle Cross Bike Clubs participate in cyclocross clinics held by local professional cyclists, meet for practice races and hold a huge Middle Cross Bike Fest race each year in November. Trips for Kids will be working extensively with at Bike Clubs this fall, providing bikes for students who don’t have their own as well as mechanical assistance and support on club rides.

About Trips For Kids Denver/Boulder

Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder (TFKD/B) is a non-profit organization that provides cyclingbased programs that build health and boost the confidence of underserved youth. Participants are exposed to a positive, fun outdoor experience, while building self-esteem and learning valuable lessons about healthy life-choices, environmental awareness.. By partnering with numerous youth agencies in Metro Denver and Boulder, TFKD/B strives to make a lasting difference in the lives of children by opening their minds to new possibilities beyond the scope of their current setting.
For additional information, visit www.tripsforkidsdenver.org .

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Contact:
Andrew Goodwillie
Executive Director, Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder
P: 303-725-6723, Email: agood@tripsforkidsdenver.org

Sydnee Fox
SNG PR, for Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder
P: 801-208-1100, Email: sydnee.fox@sng.com

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