To provide transformative cycling experiences through a network of chapters that promote healthy, recreational lifestyles, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need.
Kids and nature. Kids and bikes. What is more natural than getting a kid on a bike? Bicycling can be a horizon-expanding experience for a kid, giving a sense of wonder, independence, achievement and fun!
Trips for Kids is the nation’s largest youth development bicycling organization. We have improved the lives of over 230,000 youth through transformative cycling programs since our first small chapter was started by CNN Hero Marilyn Price in 1988. We have since organically grown to a vast network of chapters offering bicycling programs for up to 10,000 youth annually in the US and Canada. Young people aged 10 - 17, mostly underserved, come to us from neighborhoods, schools, agencies and community organizations. Our programs are helping to combat the physical inactivity crisis, promote equitable access to safe places to play and exercise, provide opportunities for physical activity in and out of school, and build self-esteem, personal skills and learn environmental stewardship, thus mentoring youth to achieve better life outcomes. On August 1, 2017, we launched a new national umbrella organization to assist chapters, improve program quality and grow the movement to get more kids on bikes and into nature.