The Denver Cruiser Ride, arguably the nation’s largest weekly bicycle-centric party, recently challenged its participants to find a way to support local nonprofit Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder. “We have long been a ride that is all about having fun on bikes where thousands turn out each summer. With our growth it becomes more and more important that we find a way share our passion for bicycling while giving back to the community” said Denver Cruiser Founder Brad Evans. “This Summer the Denver Cruiser Ride is triple dog daring every bicyclist that shows up for an event to find a way to get out and support Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder.”
Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder builds healthy, confident kids by introducing diverse youth to the joys of cycling. “We are thrilled that the Denver Cruiser Ride organizers see the value of introducing youth to bicycling, the freedom and joy we all experience with the bike usually stems from a very memorable childhood ride.” said Dave Cowan, executive director of Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder. “There are so many ways to support our organization, anyone can find a way to share their passion for bicycling by either donating used bikes/parts, volunteering with our programs or donating money to help continue funding for our programs”.
Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder operates three programs:
The Ride Program – Introducing underserved youth to mountain biking on the Front Range.
The Earn-a-Bike program – Teaching youth bicycle maintenance and repairs ultimately “earning” their own bicycle.
The Lucky Bikes Recyclery – A nonprofit, community bike shop that provides low-cost, refurbished bicycles for those that might not otherwise afford a bicycle.
The Denver Cruiser Ride will be hosting 20 rides, beginning May 14th and continuing every Wednesday evening throughout the summer. More information is available on their website, denvercruiserride.com