Transforming lives and landscapes through pedal powered empowerment.
Since 2000, Trips For Kids Charlotte has provided transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth. We operate through three main programs our Earn-A-Bike Program, Ride Program and our Community Bike Shop, the Charlotte Re-Cyclery.
Our ride program invites youth and families to discover the sport of mountain biking and explore opportunities to get outside and ride bicycles together. Rides meet every other Saturday at a local trail or greenway. The program is supported by a network of incredible volunteers and is a great way to get involved! Interested in being a ride program volunteer? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Earn-a-Bike program is a monthly class offering youth the opportunity to earn a bicycle who would not otherwise be able to buy one. Open to youth ages 8-18, the program covers fundamentals of road safety and foundations of bicycle ownership and operation. Youth who complete the program receive their own bicycle, set of lights, lock, and helmet along with the necessary skills and experience in how to be safe and responsible riders. Email email@example.com to learn more!
Earn-a-Bike Advanced is open to all graduates of our foundation Earn-a-Bike program between the ages of 12-18. Over the course of 5 weeks, students receive in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with every major system of the bicycle in addition to a class focused on employment development/workplace preparation skills.
To increase ridership within our community we partner with the organization Cycling Savvy to provide parents and guardians of youth in our programs the opportunity to earn their own bicycles. Parents and guardians who complete the full cycling savvy course receive a bicycle, helmet and set of lights.
Learn Your Bicycle
A free, bi-weekly class open to Women/Trans/Femmes identifying people to learn essential knowledge and hands-on skills in bicycle care and maintenance. The class covers, ABC Quick Check, Dropped Chain, Gearing, lubricating chain, and a hands-on tire change using their own bicycles. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register & learn more!
A paid monthly class open to everyone to learn essential knowledge and gain hands-on skills in bicycle care and maintenance. The class covers, ABC Quick Check, Dropped Chain, Gearing, lubricating chain, and a hands-on tire change using their own bicycles. Email email@example.com to register & learn more!