The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a new partnership with “Trips for Kids,” a national nonprofit youth development organization that encourages kids to get on bicycles by providing transformative cycling experiences through a network of chapters that promote healthy, recreational lifestyles, environmental awareness and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need.
With the launching of this local chapter, Trips for Kids TriLakes, area youth will be able to sign up for free bike programs through the Branson Parks & Recreation Department that will help them to be more active, experience natural places, gain environmental and STEM-based knowledge, build confidence and develop job readiness skills. This local chapter will provide various programs to get #morekidsonbikes including monthly rides ranging from Discovery Trail Rides, Mobile Bike Clinics, Bike Skills days, and much more! Kids will be able to bring their own bike to meetups, or (coming soon!) the chapter will also be able to provide a bike for rides.
The first scheduled ride for the Trips for Kids TriLakes chapter will be on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. for a Bike Skills Day at the Branson RecPlex located at 1501 Branson Hills Parkway. Kids in fifth through twelfth grades are eligible and will need to bring their own bike and helmet. This skills day will be led by certified National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) instructor, Brad Ray.
More information on the local Trips for Kids TriLakes chapter can be found on the Branson Parks & Recreation’s website. To find out more about the national Trips for Kids organization, go to www.tripsforkids.org.