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2012 PDC "Trips for Kids Coachella Valley"
The Trips for Kids Coachella Valley (TFKCV) Chapter is a local volunteer organization providing mountain biking classes and outings as a platform for teaching personal responsibility, life skills, and environmental awareness to at-risk youth throughout Coachella Valley. Using positive role models and individual mentoring, TFKCV seeks to expose under-served and disadvantaged young people to the joy of mountain biking, while combining lessons in confidence building and personal achievement to create lifelong memories and stimulate lifelong memories and support living well-rounded lives.

Ride Program: Helps kids experience the beauty of the outdoors. The program begins with three classes teaching bike safety, core values, and respect for nature. On rides, kids hone new skills and build pride in their accomplishments.

Recycle Cleanup: Each rider leaves the mountain cleaner than they found it. Riders and volunteers pick up any trash found along the ride. Respecting the environment is a program core value.

Earn-a-Bike Program: Affords kids an opportunity to work alongside a volunteer to rebuild and fix donated bicycles. After a set amount of volunteer time, they earn a bicycle of their own.

ReCyclery: Still in the planning stages, a free-standing facility will accept new and used bicycles and parts donations. Classes will teach kids to repair and rebuild bicycles. Reconditioned bicycles will be sold to support the TFKCV Chapter.

A Note from Shadow Tour, LLC & the Palm Desert Century:

Thank You for reading about the Trips for Kids Coachella Valley program. Please take the next step by making a donation of whatever you can afford to support this vital grassroots program. Trips for Kids is a sparkling example of direct community intervention--before it's too late--to teach, train, guide, and mentor local at-risk youth to build self-confidence, connect with nature, and develop critical life skills missing in many kids' daily lives. The program teaches core values that will serve as their compass on their life roadmap. Meaningful change involves direct intervention and positive role models.

At the Palm Desert Century, we're proud to report that nearly every volunteer was recruited by the Desert Recreation Foundation. Each volunteer is donating their weekend to help make yours safe, enjoyable, and memorable. What you may not know is that each volunteer is donating their time on behalf of Trips for Kids Coachella Valley--the Official Event Charity for the Palm Desert Century.

Local Positive Role Models? You better believe it!

Here's your chance to return the favor and say "Thanks," by opening your heart with a generous donation. All donations flow through the Desert Recreation Foundation to the Trips for Kids Coachella Valley Chapter Programs and enriches some kids lives...and yours too.

Let's make it happen together!

Jim Knight & Larry Gitman
Managing Members, Shadow Tour. LLC

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Total Donations: $445

Goal: $10,000

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