Meet Mt. Bike Pioneers at Trips for Kids Fundraiser

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    Meet Mountain Bike Pioneers at Trips for Kids Fundraiser

    Mountain biking pioneers will support Trips for Kids at the fifth annual “Brews, Bikes and Bucks”
    fundraising party on February 2nd from 2-6 p.m. at the Broken Drum Brewery, 1132 Fourth Street in
    San Rafael. Well known mountain bike pioneers such as Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Scot Nicol, Jacquie
    Phelan, Otis Guy, Charles Kelly, Ross Shafer, the Koski brothers, and Steve Gravenitis will be
    guests at the event. There is no charge for admission, but Noah Berry, proprietor of the Broken Drum
    Brewery, will donate proceeds from food and drink sales to Trips for Kids.

    There will be drawing for a 2003 Jamis Exile Mountain Bike sized to fit the winner (retail value
    $730) at the event. The bike will be on display at the Broken Drum Brewery. Advance raffle tickets
    will be available for sale at our Re-Cyclery thrift shop and at the Broken Drum.

    Trips for Kids was founded by Marilyn Price in 1988 to take inner city youth in the San Francisco
    Bay Area on mountain bike rides. It has since expanded to include an earn-a-bike program and a well
    known bicycle thrift shop, Re-Cyclery, in San Rafael. To serve as many kids as possible, Trips for
    Kids started expanding nationally two years ago. Now, there are 27 Trips for Kids groups across
    North America that expect to reach 3,000 youth next year. Price says, “Trips for Kids owes its
    existence to the early mountain bike pioneers – they developed the sport and we are here to be sure
    that the mountain biking is available to everyone. Our annual party at the Broken Drum is a
    celebration of this wonderful sport.”

    Trips for Kids uses the bike as a tool to instill positive values and healthy habits. A mountain
    bike ride can show kids the fun in a physical challenge, as well as build self-esteem. When so much
    in the lives of these children is inconsistent or inadequate it is the commitment of the Trips for
    Kids to provide a concentrated dose of empowerment, happiness and physical exhilaration. Price knows
    that there’s a long-term benefit from Trips for Kids rides. “Once they make it up a hill, I know
    they’ve learned something. As one boy said after a ride, ‘I learned that if I stick with it, I can
    make it to the top.’”

    For more details about the Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser or about Trips for Kids call
    415/458-2986. The Trips for Kids mailing address is 138 Sunnyside, Mill Valley, CA 94941; e-mail is
    [email protected] and website is http://www.tripsforkids.org

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    <b>Meet Mountain Bike Pioneers at Trips for Kids Fundraiser</b>
    <c>Mountain biking pioneers will support Trips for Kids at the fifth annual “Brews, Bikes and Bucks”
    fundraising party on February 2nd from 2-6 p.m. at the Broken Drum Brewery, 1132 Fourth Street in
    San Rafael. Well known mountain bike pioneers such as Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Scot Nicol,
    Jacquie Phelan, Otis Guy, Charles Kelly, Ross Shafer, the Koski brothers, and Steve Gravenitis
    will be guests at the event. There is no charge for admission, but Noah Berry, proprietor of the
    Broken Drum Brewery, will donate proceeds from food and drink sales to Trips for Kids.
    <d>There will be drawing for a 2003 Jamis Exile Mountain Bike sized to fit the winner (retail value
    $730) at the event. The bike will be on display at the Broken Drum Brewery. Advance
    raffle tickets will be available for sale at our Re-Cyclery thrift shop and at the Broken Drum.
    <e>Trips for Kids was founded by Marilyn Price in 1988 to take inner city youth in the San Francisco
    Bay Area on mountain bike rides. It has since expanded to include an earn-a-bike program
    and a well known bicycle thrift shop, Re-Cyclery, in San Rafael. To serve as many kids as
    possible, Trips for Kids started expanding nationally two years ago. Now, there are 27 Trips for
    Kids groups across North America that expect to reach 3,000 youth next year. Price says,
    “Trips for Kids owes its existence to the early mountain bike pioneers – they developed the sport
    and we are here to be sure that the mountain biking is available to everyone. Our annual
    party at the Broken Drum is a celebration of this wonderful sport.”
    <f>Trips for Kids uses the bike as a tool to instill positive values and healthy habits. A mountain
    bike ride can show kids the fun in a physical challenge, as well as build self-esteem. When so
    much in the lives of these children is inconsistent or inadequate it is the commitment of the
    Trips for Kids to provide a concentrated dose of empowerment, happiness and physical
    exhilaration. Price knows that there’s a long-term benefit from Trips for Kids rides. “Once they
    make it up a hill, I know they’ve learned something. As one boy said after a ride, ‘I learned
    that if I stick with it, I can make it to the top.’”
    <g>For more details about the Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser or about Trips for Kids call
    415/458-2986. The Trips for Kids mailing address is 138 Sunnyside, Mill Valley, CA 94941; e-mail
    is [email protected] and website is <a
    href="http://www.tripsforkids.org">http://www.tripsforkids.org</a></html>

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