The benefits of cycling for kids are many:
And the list keeps going. But for some there are obstacles. Bikes can be costly. And you need a helmet and a lock. And sometimes you don't know where to ride or you can't get there. There are obstacles to access. Tri Velo Series works hard to try remove those obstacles so everyone can participate.
Tri Velo Series, is a camp program I founded in the Fall of 2015 and saw many kids go through the program. After a hiatus due to COVID, we are back up and running! We have a full camp program this summer for all levels and abilities. There are many great stories from Tri Velo Series camps - and many great athletes as we have a list of alumni that have turned pro. Amazing.
This year we will be partnering with Sun Valley Youth Center - providing opportunities for their kids to join in at camps. Through the years, I have worked hard to get new bikes donated and they now have a nice group of bikes, but they need to learn to ride and they need to have opportunities to ride with others. We will be providing full scholarships to the kids from SVYC to all our camps.
The Sun Valley neighborhood has a long history of crime, poverty and low academic performance. Community and civic leaders, residents, and service providers performed a comprehensive neighborhood assessment in 1999 to determine the root causes of these marginal outcomes. Findings revealed that the greatest need—and greatest opportunity to make a sustained difference—was to offer youth services and SVYC was started. In an area where 49% of the Sun Valley residents don't graduate from high school, 89% of the kids that go through SVYC graduate. And the majority of the kids remain unaffiliated not falling into the trap of gangs that are prevalent in low income neighborhoods.
Please join us in making this happen. We need to raise up to $35000 this year to run these programs.
Send a check payable to Tri Velo Series to
Tri Velo Series
3630 Clayton St
Denver, CO 80205
or make a donation online by clicking the button below.
Tri Velo Series is a 501 ( c ) 3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.