Current Bike Clubs:

  • Erwin Middle School- in partnership with the YMCA
  • Eblen Intermediate School- in partnership with the YMCA
  • A.C. Reynolds Middle School- in partnership with the YMCA
  • Asheville Middle School- Hosted by Asheville on Bikes and IRL
  • The Alternative Education Center– Morganton
  • Jackson County Parks and Rec.
  • Mars Hill Elementary School- Hosted by Mars Hill University Cycling Team

 

Are you interested in starting a bike club in your school?  Do you want to help us provide mountain bike outings to youth who would not otherwise have that opportunity?

We are looking for qualified people who are interested in taking on the role of Ride Leaders in order to facilitate bike clubs in our community’s schools.

Each club will have a maximum of 10 kids and will require 1 Ride Leader and 1 Ride Volunteer, and operate from 3-4:30pm.  Clubs meet at appointed area after school,  get fitted with bikes and helmets and then ride around campus, on campus roads and trails where available.

It would be the Ride Leader’s responsibility to (the ride volunteer will support the ride leader) :

  • Teach safe cycling skills
  • Teach proper etiquette
  • Teach how to care for the equipment
  • Keep Trips For Kids WNC updated on progress, needs.
  • Spread the word about our mission while upholding the values and mission statement.

What is needed to get started: Ride Leaders

  • Fill out the Volunteer Application and Waiver
  • Current Child and Adult CPR and First Aid
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Volunteer on at least 5 rides and serve as a “Ride Leader in Training” on an additional 3 rides under supervision of an approved Ride Leader
  • Be competent in all skills needed for the activities on a ride: basic bike repair, ride facilitation, and have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Trips For Kids WNC volunteers.

What is needed: Ride Volunteers

 

  • Fill out the Volunteer Application and Waiver
  • Current Child and Adult CPR and First Aid
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be willing to help and support the Ride Leader in order to achieve our mission of providing mountain bike outings to youth who would not otherwise have that opportunity.

 

Contact Stephen to get the process started.