In partnership with Trips for Kids ( http://tripsforkidscharlotte.org/ ), three members of the PAX, one friend, two 2.0’s, and 4 kids from the Bull Dogs Matters program hit the trails at Francis Beatty Park in Matthews for mountain bike riding.
The weather was perfect and the trails challenging. All the kids had a blast and did great for their first time out. Francis Beatty has great mountain bike trails and the Trips for Kids volunteers were wonderful. Each kid was fitted with a bike, helmet, and gloves and given some basic safety insturctions. We rode for over 2 hours. After the ride, we enjoyed lunch provided by Trips for Kids.
The next ride is tentatively scheduled for September so watch out for the next pre-blast as this is a great event for the kids and adults. All four kids from Bull Dogs Matters said they would come back next time and bring a friend.
A little bit aoubt Trips for kids – TFKC is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring through bicycling experiences. In alliance with other organizations, TFKC targets 10-15 year old children of need within the Charlotte area.
The TFKC vision is to use bicycling as the tool to prepare kids for success. TFKC experiences focus kids on:
These experiences equip kids with tools for building positive accomplishments and relationships in their communities and in their lives.