Vamos Outdoors Project Partnership 2021 Recap
Vamos Outdoor Bike programs ran spring, summer and fall this year with record numbers participating in the beginning of our 4th year of WMBC/Vamos partnership working with ages 4-18. Enrollment: 237 kids
-WMBC installed a container down at the Waterfront Pump Track to hold part of our bike fleet; this opened up our programming to many more youth in our community.
-The Summer Migrant Family Camp held at Kulshan Middle school was a huge success again this year.
-We continue to offer weekly rides on Galbraith for the Vamos program participants, expanding this year to offer group rides for girls only in addition to our regular group rides.
-The participants that have been riding for the last several years are getting to be proficient riders and we are excited about working towards integration with other existing youth programs this year like GGR (Galbraith Gravity Race) team, WWC (Whatcom World Cup), Radical Rippers, and YTC (Youth Trail Corps).
WMBC/Vamos staff and volunteers are the heartbeat of this program. Their unflagging passion to work with these kids is the reason this program thrives.
VAMOS OUTDOORS PROJECT OVERVIEW
WMBC and Vamos Outdoors Project have partnered to offer Latine youth in our community the opportunity to experience mountain biking on Galbraith Mountain. Our groups meet weekly and are a part of our WMBC After School Bike Clubs. Thanks to volunteers ride leaders and grants from Kona, Phillips 66, and others we are able to provide bikes, helmets and instruction weekly from Spring through Fall. This program is thriving and we are so happy to see many of the kids returning weekly and becoming good riders.