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About Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery

Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery is a community based retail bike shop selling used and new bicycles, parts, apparel, and service in southwest Denver that supports Trips for Kids Denver Metro programming.

Statement of Purpose:

The Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery is a social enterprise that provides affordable bicycle solutions for all and work-force training to disadvantaged and special needs youth.

Trips for Kids Denver Metro’s Mission/Vision/Values

Mission:

The mission of Trips for Kids Denver Metro is to empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth, using the bicycle as a tool to foster positive life skills, healthy youth development, and a sense of fun and adventure.

Vision:

The vision of Trips for Kids Denver Metro is to be a community leader serving youth through its programs which promote health & fitness, environmental stewardship and personal empowerment – two wheels at a time.

Our Organizational Values:

Trips for Kids Denver Metro strives for excellence and quality in all facets of its programs.  These are the values we live by in our aim for excellence:

  • Safety
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Fun

About Trips for Kids Denver Metro

Trips for Kids Denver Metro is an independent, locally supported member of the national Trips for Kids organization. Founded in 1988 in Marin, California, Trips for Kids was established to provide inner city, at-risk youth the opportunity to experience the joys of the natural world while building confidence, and a sense of achievement from the seat of a mountain bike.  Based on TFK Marin’s successful organizational and program model, TFKDM was founded in 2001.

Trips for Kids Denver Metro introduces youth to the joys of cycling through three distinct programs. Our Ride Program helps underserved youth explore nature and build their fitness and confidence via the seat of a mountain bike.  Our Earn-a-Bike Program teaches youth bicycle maintenance skills and safe urban riding. At the program’s end, awards them the bike they helped repair. Youth-at-Work, a workforce development program trains and employs disadvantaged youth to run the community bike shop’s day-to-day activities.

To learn more about Trips for Kids Denver Metro, click here.