1 Aug


New Edition Cycling Jersey and Shorts!

30 Jul

 We are doing a re-order of these jerseys in the Classic Race Cut.  If you want one,  e-mail me: stephen@tripsforkidswnc.com.  If I get 3 more women interested, I will place an order for women’s race cut as well.  $50 each.

Orders due Monday, Aug 4-  9am.


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.  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

Here Goes…

25 Jul


Well,  its Friday and I toe the line in 2 days.  It is going to be a huge weekend and I’m looking forward to the challenge.   Trips For Kids WNC is sponsoring a Rest Stop #2 in both the JMC and ORAMM.  In addition, I am racing ORAMM.

I must say,  I am blessed to have a crew of volunteers running the stops each day.  Especially on Sunday,  having friends that will be working for the cause and rooting me on at the same time.  That’s special and I don’t take that for granted!  I have cool friends and I’m thankful that they call me a friend.

I’m getting to the end of the 2014 summer ride program.  It has been a great summer and I am worn out.  I haven’t had time to train consistently, and it is getting hotter by the day.   Lot’s of challenges in trying to prep for a 63 mile mountain bike race.

But,  nothing compared to the challenges that the kids in the program face everyday and will continue to face in their futures,  if you are paying attention, you understand.  If you don’t know what I am talking about,  go volunteer for a local youth agency that serves the underprivileged.

And so, I dedicate this ride to the kids.  That’s right,  this one is for the kids.  I hope I can inspire!

Stephen Janes

Today’s Ride

18 Jun

Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County

Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

16 Jun

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities for the summer.  Take a look and see if any of the times might fit your schedule.  If you can help out, contact Stephen via email or by phone at 828-777-1022 so he can get paperwork and background/reference checks taken care of ASAP!

See you on the trail!

  • Wednesday June 18th- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co  9-1
  • Monday June 23-          Henderson Co Parks and Rec  10-12
  • Tuesday June 24-         YMCA Summer Discovery, Bike Maintenance 1-4pm
  • Monday June 30-          Children 1st- 9-12
  • Henderson Co Parks and Rec  10-12
  • Wednesday July 2-        Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co  9-1
  • Friday July 4-                 I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
  • Monday July 7-              Children 1st- 9-12
  • Henderson Co Parks and Rec  10-12
  • Tuesday July 8th-          Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County 9:30-12
  • Weds July 9th-                Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co  9-1
  • Friday July 11th-            I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
  • Monday July 14th-         Children 1st- 9-12
  • Wednesday July 16th-   Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co  9-1
  • Thursday July 17th-      Bike Rodeo at Stephen’s Lee Rec Center  9-12
  • Friday July 18th-            I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
  • Monday July 21st-         Children 1st  9-12
  • Tuesday July 22nd-       Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County 9:30-12
  • Wednesday July 23rd-  Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co  9-1
  • Friday July 25th-           I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
  • Saturday July 26th-       Jerdon Mountain Challenge rest stop 8-12
  • Sunday July 27th-          Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell Rest stop 8-2
  • Wednesday July 30th-   Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co  9-1
  • Wednesday July 6th-      Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co  9-1

Used Gear and Bike Sale

24 May

Come see us this weekend.   We have loaded up The Bicycle Thrift Shop and will be at Carrier Park all weekend enjoying the festivities and providing you with some amazing deals on gear!

Mountain Sports Festival

Enter to win an I-9 Wheelset and Cane Creek Headset Combo!

5 Feb

Thanks everybody who participated in the drawing for the I-9 wheelset and the Cane Creek Headset. We sold the tickets and randomly drew a name.

The winner has been notified via e-mail. Thanks for supporting our mission!!


Very exciting news:

This year we are combining two great donations from Industry 9 and Cane Creek Cycling Components.  (both awesome supporters of our program).

Winner is eligible to katy perry pokies pick any aluminum rimmed road or mountain wheelset in standard colors as listed on the website, plus one Cane Creek 110 Headset of choice.
Only 100 tickets available. Get yours before they are gone!

100% of proceeds benefit Trips For Kids WNC

Thanks I-9 and Cane Creek Cycling Components,for supporting our cause!

Drawing held after all 100 tickets are sold.

Click Here to get your tickets.

Now Open on Saturday!

9 Jan

The January 11th.         

10-5 every Saturday,  stop by for a visit!

Giving Tuesday

3 Dec

This year we have provided mountain bike outings to close to 400 youth, donated countless bikes and helmets to local youth and youth organizations and made an impact that will sometimes not reach its full potential until year down the road.

The good news is, we are in it for the long haul and look forward to the impact we have on our mountain communities.

Today is Giving Tuesday, and we can’t think of a better way to give, than to give locally.  I don’t usually give this kind of plea, so I apologize, but we could use a little help reaching our year end fundraising goals.

Please consider helping, every little bit counts.  Below are two ways you can help.

Click here to donate and be registered to win a Cane Creek 110 Headset of choice.


Click here to make a one time or recurring donation.

Thanks for your time and consideration!

Gift Wrapping at REI

25 Nov


Come out and help us spread some Holiday Joy.  We will be at REI Asheville, December 13th through December 24th,  offering free gift wrapping Viagra Online.

Monday-Saturday 6-9pm

Sunday 1-6pm

We need you to make this happen.  If you can help during any of these times,  contact Stephen:  stephen@tripsforkidswnc.com