About our Programs

Trips for Kids Denver Metro is comprised of three programs – the Ride ProgramEarn-a-Bike and Youth-at-Work. Our signature program, the Ride Program offers introductory mountain biking adventures to at-risk youth that would otherwise not afford the experience.  Partnering with numerous youth agencies in the Denver metro area, TFKDM provides fun-filled, daylong mountain bike outings for small groups of children aged 10 and up. The Earn-a-Bike Program takes place over the course of eight sessions and provides youth participants opportunities to learn fundamental bike maintenance/repair skills, while earning their repaired bicycle. Our newly piloted Youth-at-Work Program provides high school youth with supervised, hands-on work experience at our full service bike shop.

In addition to our youth programs, we run our own mission driven, community bike shop, Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery. This venture allows us to connect children, youth and families to affordable bicycle solutions that keep the whole family rolling.

Building healthy, confident kids two wheels at a time!

2015 Ride Program Accomplishments:

  • Organized 126 fun, safe, educational mountain biking adventures for youth.
  • Provided 1,200 young people with a confidence and fitness building outdoor experience. Of these youth:
    • 59% of participants were youth of color
    • 68% of youth were male and 32% female
    • 38% were youth participating in residential programs for abused, neglected and troubled youth.

2015 Earn-a-Bike Program accomplishments:

  • 148 youth graduated with a newly acquired bicycle repair/maintenance skills, a helmet and bike lock.
  • Of these youth:
    • 83% of youth were youth of color
    • 44% of youth were participating in a residential program for abused, neglected and troubled youth.

Please contact tsatchwell@tripsforkidsdenver.org for more information about signing up groups of youngsters for programs.

We value the volunteers who help us power our programs. Click here for volunteer information.