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Trips for Kids Pioneers Bash raises $3k for TFK and the Marin Museum of Bicycling

Published February 27, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids held its 17th annual "Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash" earlier this month at the soon-to-opened Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax, Calif. The event raised $3,000 for TFK and the museum.

Previously called the "Brews, Bikes and Bucks party," the TFK event was a fundraiser to help the organization with its mission of introducing underserved youth to mountain biking.

"This was our 17th 'Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash' and the Museum was a perfect venue for it," said TFK founder Marilyn Price. "The nicest part of the evening was that it was like a mountain biker class reunion -- people were able to visit with old friends who they hadn't seen for a long time, and fans of mountain biking were able to meet the pioneers and get their autographs. Without a doubt everyone had a grand time."

Mountain biking legends in attendance included Bruce Gordon, Charlie Kelly, Chris Chance, Dave Koski, Denise Caramagno, Don Koski, Jacquie Phelan, James McLean, Jerry Heidenreich, Joe Breeze, John Castellano, Michael Kelley, Otis Guy, Ross Shafer, Scot Nicol, Steve Potts, Tom Ritchey and Wende Cragg to name a few.

Items for the fundraiser included a Jamis Dakota D29 Sport mountain bike donated by Jamis Bicycles, a Marin Bobcat Trail 7.4 mountain bike, a set of wheels donated by Pacenti Cycle Design, signed copies of Charlie Kelly's new book Fat Tire Flyer, and a Koski Bros fork.

For more information about Trips for Kids, go to tripsforkids.org, and for information about the Marin Museum of Bicycling, visit mmbhof.org.

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