Kids Cycle & Celebrate In Marin

Did you know Mountain Biking started right here in Marin? In the early 1970's, the first cycling enthusiasts rode modified bicycles down the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, aka Klunkerz. Since then, Marin continues to be a biking mecca, from the woodlands of Mt. Tamalpias, to the trails at China Camp State Park, to the coast of Point Reyes, and the historic Angel Island

We Marinites continue to celebrate our two-wheeling roots starting with two terrific fundraisers as well as excellent camps & workshops for the next generation of cycling enthusiasts. This is a great opportunity to teach kids everything from safety, maintenance, and simply just enjoying the outdoors and exercise.

FUNDRAISERS

Don't miss Trips for Kids' 18th Annual Meet the Pioneers Event on Saturday, April 30th. Meet the creators and pioneers of this terrific sport like Joe Breeze, Otis Guy, Marc Vendetti, Gary Fisher, Juliana Furtado, Steve Potts, Mert Lawwill, Tom Ritchey, Denise Caramangno, Chris Chance, Ross Shafer, Mark Slate, Donald Koski, Jacqui Phalen, Marilyn Price, and see the history displayed at the Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Fairfax. Because it's the kids on the trails today that will be tomorrows legends.

Tour of Novato and Community Fair, a bicycling and walking fundraising event for the Novato public schools, Sherman Avenue in front of the Novato City Hall.

CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

WheelEscape 

The WheelEscape mission is to help build the next generation of bicyclists while instilling a love for cycling, a respect for the rules of the road and to raise awareness of the latest and greatest best practices in road designs by focusing on education and encouragement to promote bicycling. 


Marin County Bicycle Coalition Family Biking Workshop

Learn how to safely navigate the streets with fun activities, including an optional group ride (parents are encouraged to join in!) after the kids-only instruction. For more information contact Peggy Clark or call 415-456-3469 ext 102.

  • Friday, May 13, free, 3-5:15pm, Hamilton Meadow Park School, 5530 Nave Dr., Novato
  • Saturday, May 21, free, 10am-12pm, Tamalpais Valley Community Center, Mill Valley

YBike

Thanks to a generous grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commissionโ€™s Spare the Air Youth Program, Bike will be returning to the cycling mecca that is Marin. If you have questions about future dates and times, please email ian@ybike.org.


The Little Bellas Sunday program is an all-girls mountain biking group that meets on select Sundays in China Camp Park during the spring  to reinforce a strong female bond and a mountain bike skills progression.  Mountain bike, helmet, and closed toe footwear are a requirement for this program.  The Marin County weekly program includes an end of season party, Little Bellas custom Primal jersey, snacks, and a goodie bag. 

Meet Sundays: 4/24, 5/1, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26,  4-6pm. Session break on Motherโ€™s Day and Memorial Day
Ages: Girls Only 7-13
Price: This program is sold-out. Please sign-up on the waitlist.


Mt Tam Bikes Camp is a year-round mountain biking day camp for novice to advanced participants ages 8-14. Located in Mill Valley, California, our non-competitive program is designed to meet each rider at their ability. We coach mountain biking, taking our fun as seriously as our safety. Mt Tam Bikes Camp is about connecting kids with nature, building confidence, gaining knowledge and making new friends. 

Meet: Sessions are 5 days, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. There are 11 sessions this summer.
Ages: Ages 8-14
Price: $495 per session
Location: 10 Old Mill Ave, Mill Valley
Contact: (415) 377-9075, info@mttambikescamp.com

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No Limits Day Camp No Limits offers a warm, supportive and enthusiastic environment for your child that fosters physical, social, and intellectual growth. Our various activity options lead to well rounded and unforgettable experiences.

Meet: Sessions are 5 days, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. There are 11 sessions this summer.
Ages: Grade 1-7
Price: Offering various summertime options. See website for details.
Location: Neil Cummins Elementary School, 58 Mohawk Ave, Corte Madera or Kent Middle School, 800 College Avenue, Kentfield
Contact: (415) 717-6925, info@nolimitsdaycamp.com

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