Trips for Kids Denver Metro is comprised of three programs – Youth-at-Work, the Ride Program and Earn-a-Bike, as well as our social enterprise, Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery.

6.1Our signature program, the Ride Program, offers introductory mountain biking adventures to at-risk youth that would otherwise not have this experience.  Partnering with numerous youth agencies in the Denver metro area, we provide fun-filled, daylong mountain bike outings for small groups of children aged 10 and up.

The Earn-a-Bike Program provides disadvantaged youth (age 10-23) the opportunity to earn a bike of their own by completing our multi-session training course covering the fundamentals of bike repair/maintenance and the rules of safe urban bicycling.

Our Youth-at-Work Program began the summer of 2015 to provide high school youth with supervised, hands-on work experience at our full service bike shop. In the pilot year, four disadvantaged youth who had previously participated in our programming were hired as part-time employees during the summer months and six youth with special needs earned classroom credit for their work with us during the school year.

In addition to our youth programs, Trips for Kids Denver Metro runs our own mission driven, community bike shop, Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery. This venture allows TFKDM to connect children, youth and families to affordable bicycle solutions that keep the whole family rolling.