Trips for Kids to Host 15th Annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks Bash

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Mountain bike legends and Marin County community members join forces to raise funds for youth cycling programs at annual raffle event

Trips for Kids is a great non-profit organization that provides mountain bike outings and environmental education for kids who would not otherwise be exposed to such a healthy and fun activity, sport, hobby. I have known Trips for Kids founder Marilyn Price for many years and besides being the nicest lady, Marilyn really does a lot of work to help out the kids. What better way to help our youth then by taking them out for a ride.

Coming up in a few weeks is the annual “Brews, Bikes and Bucks” party and fundraiser that will be held Sunday, February 10, 2013, at the Broken Drum Brewery in San Rafael, 2-6 p.m. There is no charge for the event and Noah Berry, the owner of Broken Drum, will donate all of the funds raised from beer sales to Trips for Kids.

The festivities feature delicious food, beer, music and valuable raffle prizes. And the highlight of the show is being able to hob nob with famous mountain bikeing pioneers like Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Ned Overend, Tom Ritchey, Scot Nicol, Juli Furtado, Jacquie Phelan, Otis Guy, Charles Kelly, Ross Shafer, Steve Potts, Chris Chance, Mert Lawwill, Mark Slate, Rick Sutton, Dave Garoutte and Chris Lang who are all likely to attend.

“You won’t want to miss this fun event and the chance to meet so many of our local mountain bike pioneers. We’re honored that by joining us they show their support of our programs,” says Marilyn.

Bike-related prizes will be raffled throughout the afternoon. The grand prize will be a 2012 Jamis Exile Comp mountain bike (retail value $1100) donated by Jamis Bicycles.

More details follow:

Advance raffle tickets are available at the Broken Drum and at Trips for Kids’ Re-Cyclery Thrift Shop in San Rafael. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the event and ticket holders need not be present to win. The Broken Drum Brewery is located at 1132 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, (415) 456-4677.

The Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery Bike Thrift Shop is located at 610 Fourth Street, San Rafael, Calif. The shop is open every Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 pm. to 6:00 pm. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm. For more information about the event or Trips for Kids, please visit www.tripsforkids.org/marin or call Marilyn Price at (415) 458-2986.

Trips for Kids, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit, gives underserved youth a chance to experience the joy and challenge of mountain biking, while learning valuable life skills and an appreciation for the outdoors. There are currently 76 Trips for Kids chapters across the United Stated, Canada and in Israel which serve more than 16,000 deserving kids each year.

CALENDAR ITEM

Trips for Kids to Host 15th Annual “Brews, Bikes and Bucks” Party
- Join the Mountain Bike Pioneers at a party to benefit Trips for Kids
- Sunday, February 10, 2012 2pm – 6pm
- Broken Drum Brewery, 1132 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
- Great food, drink and music
- Drawing/Auction include mountain bikes from Jamis
- No admission charge
- For more information: (415) 458-2986, info@tripsforkids.org, or www.tripsforkids.org/marin

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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