Trips for Kids Marin
Central San Rafael exit to 610 4th Street, on the east side of Hwy 101.
hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday, noon - 6 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM
Trips for Kids® Marin is a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit whose mission and goal is to provide transformative cycling experiences to underserved youth. Our programs build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values.
Trips for Kids Marin (TFKM) is a 501(c)(3) organization that offers free cycling programs for low-income youth in six Bay Area counties (Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, Solano, San Mateo, and Marin). Trail Rides take youth on mountain bike rides; Earn-A-Bike and Mobile Bike Workshops teach kids basic bike repair, riding skills, job readiness skills, and the opportunity to earn a bike of their own. TFKM has pioneered a replicable youth development model that has been adopted by 75 TFK chapters nationwide and collectively have touched the lives of over 200,000 youth.
For most of our participants, we are introducing them to the parks and open spaces near their neighborhoods for the very first time! We provide the leadership, bicycles, helmets, and tools for deep learning and fun. TFKM is a pathway to help youth achieve recommended levels of daily physical activity, combat childhood obesity and equip them with job readiness.
The Re-Cyclery Bike Shop, located in San Rafael’s downtown business district, is a center for affordable transportation. It's a valuable part of our environmental education curriculum. By reusing and repurposing useful items, we keep them out of landfills and give our participants a model for environmental stewardship as well as hands-on training.