SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)--The recent Cougar Mountain Classic, an annual festival of pro and amateur road and mountain bike racing in Sonoma, California, raised $15,000 for bike programs for under served youth.
"This was our first year holding the swap at Infineon and we were delighted with the results," said Marilyn Price, director for Trips for Kids. "We know cycling enthusiasts, bargain shoppers and collectors found some good deals and the event proceeds will help almost 6,000 kids experience the joy and challenge of a Trips for Kids mountain bike adventure this year."
The 16th Annual Bike Swap featured a wide selection of bicycles, clothing and accessories. Individuals and companies within and outside the bicycle industry donate merchandise all year round, which is sold at the swap meet and at the Trips for Kids' Re-Cyclery Bike Shop in San Rafael, California. The sale of these items covers more than half of the organization's annual operating budget.
"The Trips for Kids Swap undoubtedly added value to the Cougar Mountain Classic," said Infineon Raceway's Hannah Philbin. "They offer our athletes and spectators fabulous deals on great gear while supporting kids and cycling. I am thrilled to partner with such an awesome group serving a great need. As the event grows, so will the success and popularity of the swap."