Our Mission

To empower youth through equitable access to cycling and the outdoors.

what we do

Lucky to Ride is dedicated to giving youth from under-resourced communities the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural beauty of Colorado from the seat of a mountain bike. Through our various programs, we strive to give children the chance to see a different side of Colorado, to expand their understanding of what they can achieve, and to make personal connections with the natural world.

who we are

We are an organization of cyclists, educators, and community leaders who believe we can make an unquestionable difference in the lives of children. We work with all parts of the community—government agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, community volunteers, corporations, and dedicated board members to provide unique programming for youth from under-resourced communities in the Denver Metro area.

who we serve

We serve youth from under-resourced communities, ages 8-20, in the Denver Metro area. Most of the kids that participate in our programs come through our partnerships with local non-profit youth organizations and schools. We are always looking to expand our reach and welcome the opportunity to partner with new organizations looking for experiential and transformative programs to supplement their current activities. We believe all kids should have the chance to experience the great outdoors and the thrill of riding.

Serving kids in the
Metro Denver Area for

Years

values

We strive for excellence and quality in all facets of our organization.

compassion

We understand the road can be bumpy with unforeseen obstacles, but we’ll ride beside you all the way.

integrity

We help build and foster strong principles by mapping out the trail and keeping your bike on a steady path.

Safety

We’re here to guide and mentor you on your journey. But we believe in safety first so pump those brakes if you need to.

Respect

We incorporate the idea of respect in everything we do—respect for yourself, respect for others and respect for the world around.

Fun

We are all about the fun… fun in learning, fun in riding and fun in finding new friends and new adventures.

our inspiration

Lucky to Ride is a member of Trips for Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Marin County, California. Founded in 1988 and now operating in over 75 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips for Kids (TFK®) has opened the world of cycling to over 100,000 at-risk youth through guided mountain bike rides, job training and earn a bike programs.

All TFK chapters, modeled on the foundation of the original TFK Marin program, are managed and operated independently at the local level but share a common goal. Their mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences that promote healthy recreational lifestyles, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities.

Are you a bike wrench who wants to share your skills with young people?

Consider volunteering with Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery.

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