New Edition Cycling Jersey and Shorts!



If you ever wanted to contribute but didn’t know how,  if you want to be part of our grassroots team and join other people just like you,  if you are interested in promoting what we do,  here is your chance!!

In partnership with Starlight Apparel, we are excited to offer the newest addition of the Trips For Kids WNC.  They are hosting a pre order sale on their web-site through the end of October.  Delivery should be in December, just in time for Christmas!  (There jerseys are race cut so order one size up if you like a more relaxed fit.)

“Our high-end jersey in a traditional raglan pattern. Made from Coolmax with flatlock stitching.

Sizing is available in men’s and women’s fit XS-3XL.”


The best “entry level” custom bib shorts on the market.
Features a fully printable U-Wrap panel, silicon leg grippers, and mesh bib straps.”
To pre-order yours simply click on the link: Starlight Apparel: Trips For Kids WNC
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Radical Reels Results

Thanks REI Asheville and Radical Reels for believing in our mission.   REI donated $2885 from the event.   This will go a long ways in helping us with our new Bike Club Partnership Initiative!

Thanks also to everyone who attended the event!!  We were treated with some amazing footage of talented athletes.

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This Week


This week, Stephen is racing in the Pisgah MTB Stage Race.  This is the 5th year for the race and Stephen is the only one to race all 5 yrs!

If you are looking for info, please feel free to contact us, just know that response time might be a little longer than usual.

The Bicycle Thrift Shop will also be closed this week.  (if you want to help us out in the future by covering some hours at the shop, contact us).


Thanks for your patience and good luck to all the racers, volunteers, sponsors, and promoters!

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Bike Clubs

It is becoming more and more obvious to the general population that kids want and need a safe place to ride bikes.

We could not agree more and are now offering our resources to help that happen.  If you have been thinking about starting a bike club, then click the “Bike Club Partnership” link above,  read the info and then contact us to get the process started.

Keep in mind that in order to do this effectively,  it will not happen overnight.

We look forward to seeing your club be successful!

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Fall After School Bike Clubs!!

Please consider volunteering and make a huge difference in some kid’s lives!!
We are excited about after school bike clubs coming up. We need some help to make these programs successful.
Tuesdays (Eblen Int) 3-5pm Dates:
9/17,  9/24, 10/1,10/8, 10/15, 10/22,11/5,  11/12,  11/19, 12/3
Wednesdays (Erwin Middle) 3-5pm   Dates: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20,  12/4
Volunteers spend time with the kids working on skills, teaching etiquette, social skills etc.  You  do not have to have a lot of experience.  Basically know how to ride a bike and love working with kids!!
The program is pretty low structure to enable to kids to simply experience the joys of riding. With a combination of single track, double track and pavement, the kids really get the feel for mountain biking right on campus.

If we recruit enough volunteers for these dates, we have the opportunity to start a bike club at Oakley Elementary!!

If you can help, please contact Stephen 828-777-1022

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Radical Reels Film Fest to Benefit Trips For Kids WNC

Doors open at 6 PM (on September 9) and you can buy tickets over the phone at REI, 828-687-0918

VIP tickets come with the best seating in the house (we will save the seats on the middle of the theater for VIPs), all VIP tickets come with a goody bag with items that total over $30, and VIP ticket holders get to enter not only the general Radical Reels sweepstake (REI gift card, backpack, tent, etc.) but also the VIP sweepstake (sleeping bag, Tifosi sunglasses)

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Riding The Parkway For Kids

Jackie Cure approached me and asked if they could raise funds for us while they ride the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Click here if you can help them reach their $1000 fundraising goal.

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Bicycle Thrift Shop

The Bicycle Thrift Shop will only be open on MONDAY this week.  Closed on Wednesday.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Summer Time

Summer is here and we are riding!  Below you will find our ride calendar.  If you are interested in riding with us, contact Stephen:   I will get some paperwork to you and get you processed and riding in no time!!

June 26  Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co.

July 1 Children 1st

July 5 I Have A Dream Foundation

July 8 Children 1st

July 10 B & G Club Transylvania County

July 11 YMCA Youth Bike Mechanics

July 12  IHAD

July 15 Children 1st

July 17 B & G Club Transylvania County

July 19 IHAD

July 20-21 Jerdon Mtn Challenge/ ORAMM support

July 23 Black Mtn Summer Adventure Camp

July 24 B & G Club Transylvania County

July 31 B & G Club Transylvania County

Aug 2 IHAD

The Bicycle Thrift Shop continues to be open on Monday and Wednesday 2-5:30pm.  Come visit!

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Spring 2013

Things are in full swing here at Trips For Kids WNC!   We have been slowly getting up to speed this year, starting in March with the Eblen Intermediate Bike Club.  In April we helped organize and promote our local edition of Take  A Kid Mountain Biking Day-Spring.  I was not able to attend do to a scheduling conflict. Instead, I was at Sandhill Venable School, helping with a bike safety rodeo.

Earlier this week, the first week in May, we led a trip with the AB-Tech early college program.  To finish out the week, and continuing through Monday, we are participating with Healthy  Buncombe and the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club to facilitate a bicycle safety rodeo for Owen Middle School.  We will be seeing close to 200 kids per day go through the program.

Thanks to I-9 for supporting us with a wheelset to raffle.  Congratulations to Marc Macnab for winning the wheelset!!

Coming up:

  • Summer program scheduling is still in the works
  • Mountain Sports Festival Used Gear Sale.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers and we need your help.  If you have used bikes, gear, clothing, parts etc to donate,  bring them by The Bicycle Thrift Shop at 89 Thompson St, Unit H,  or contact Stephen:
  • The Bicycle Thrift Shop will only be open Monday and Wednesday during June and July.  We have a lot of riding planned this summer and have to be careful not to overdo it!
  • Ryan Sigsby continues to prep for his attempt at the Tour Divide.  He stopped by The Bicycle Thrift Shop for a visit last week and is only $790 short of his goal:  Click here

And as always you can support our efforts financially by clicking here.


That’s it for now,  have a great week!!

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