Trips for Kids and Marin Museum of Bicycling to Host 17th Annual “Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash”
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Jan. 29, 2015 – Trips for Kids (TFK) today announced it will hold its 17th annual “Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash” at the new Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax, Calif. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The Bash will be one of the first events held at the new museum.
Previously called the “Brews, Bike and Bucks party,” the TFK event is a fundraiser to help the organization introduce underserved youth to mountain biking.
“Over the years, this event has been such a great opportunity for biking enthusiasts, bicycle advocates and the founders of mountain biking to gather and celebrate the sport,” said Marilyn Price, founder of Trips for Kids and member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. “And what a fitting place to hold it, the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, the Marin Museum of Bicycling.”
Mountain biking legends likely to attend are Joe Breeze, Chris Chance, Gary Fisher, Juli Furtado, Dave Garoutte, Otis Guy, Charles Kelly, Mert Lawwill, Scot Nicol, Ned Overend, Steve Potts, Tom Ritchey, Ross Shafer, Mark Slate, Rick Sutton, and Maurice Tierney.
Kelly will also be there signing copies along with luminaries Wende Cragg, Jacquie Phelan and others. Denise Caramagno, original publisher of the Fat Tire Flyer magazine, will make a rare public appearance as well.
Bike-related prizes will be raffled, including a Jamis Dakota D29 Sport mountain bike donated by Jamis Bicycles and Charles Kelly’s new book Fat Tire Flyer autographed by Kelly and other pioneers. A silent auction will also include items such as a Marin Bobcat Trail 7.4 mountain bike and a set of wheels donated by Pacenti Cycle Design, to name a few.
Appetizers will be provided, and long-time supporter Noah Berry, proprietor of the Broken Drum Brewery, where the annual event used to be held, has donated beer that will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to support TFK and the Marin Museum of Bicycling.
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, and the Bashwill take place 3-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person in advance, for museum members ($7 on day of), and $10 for non-members ($12 on day of). Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the museum’s website, mmbhof.org, or at the Re-Cyclery bike shop on 610 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA.
Since its inception in 1988, more than 147,500 underserved kids have participated in Trips for Kids North American programs from Seattle to Nova Scotia, in Israel and in the African Continent in Sierra Leone. Each of the nonprofit’s 90 chapters is designed to meet the needs of the individual community it serves – offering lessons in confidence building, achievement and environmental awareness through mountain biking.
Photo: 2014 Brews, Bike and Bucks party. Top Row left to right: Noah Berry, Austin McInerny, Otis Guy, Ned Overend, Charles Kelly, Joe Breeze, Steve Potts, Chris Chance, Neil Macc. Second Row: Dave Garoutte, Michael Kelley, Vanessa Hauswald, John Price Jeffris, Marilyn Price, Rick Sutton, Peter Buhl.
ABOUT TRIPS FOR KIDS
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 90 Trips for Kids chapters across the United Stated, Canada, and in Israel and Africa, which serve more than 14,000 deserving kids each year. For more information, please visitwww.tripsforkids.org.
ABOUT THE MARIN MUSEUM OF BICYCLING
The Marin Museum of Bicycling, the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that educates the public and expands appreciation of bicycling through displays and programs on bicycle history and culture. As a bicycle cultural center, we promote bicycling as a way of life for fun, fitness, sustainability and sport.The museum will display bicycles from the earliest days to present, with a focus on American bikes. MMB will provide the Marin County bicycle community with lectures, movies, and live TV coverage of events worldwide, and serve as a meeting place for bicycle clubs and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit mmbhof.org.