Raleigh USA will provide its Talus 2 and Eva 2 kids bikes to Trips for Kids International (TFK) for the second year in a row.
Raleigh USA, a division of Accell North America, last year donated enough bikes to supply 10 new TFK chapters, enabling them to hit the trails quickly and to provide safe mountain bike adventures for children in their communities.
Raleigh's support helps TFK International expand its reach across North America and worldwide providing mountain bike outings for underserved, low income and at-risk youth. Last year, TFK helped five communities open chapters, and so far in 2015 TFK has opened six and is in the process of potentially starting three more.
“One of the greatest challenges facing our National Program chapters when they first get started is securing a safe and functional bike fleet,” said Marilyn Price, founding director of Trips for Kids. “Many thanks to Raleigh for continuing to provide these vital bike fleets for our new fledgling chapters and for helping Trips for Kids put more kids on bikes across the country.”
“Raleigh's guiding principles are to make cycling fun, enable more access to all, and to inspire a great start on a bicycle – all of which come to fruition with Trips for Kids and their mission to provide transformative cycling experiences for all children regardless of their life circumstances,” said Tabi Adkins, marketing manager for Raleigh. “We are privileged to be part of the Trips for Kids community through our National Program sponsorship.”
Raleigh is one of more than 100 bicycle companies supporting Trips for Kids through product donations and financial contributions. For a complete list of industry sponsors go to .
Raleigh is a unit of Kent, WA-based Accell North America (ANA), which also distributes Diamondback, Lapierre and Ghost bicycles and owns California-based Currie Technologies, which makes the IZIP and eFLOW electric bicycles. ANA is the U.S. subsidiary of Accell Group NV, Europe's largest bicycle distributor and owner of more than a dozen bike brands.
Trips for Kids is an international 501(c)3 community service organization based in Marin County, CA. Founded in 1988, its programs give underserved youth an opportunity to experience the joy and challenge of mountain biking while learning valuable life skills, environmental awareness and an appreciation for the outdoors. There are over 80 Trips for Kids chapters across North America, Israel and Africa.