YOUTH BIKING, TRAIL BUILDING &  COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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2021 WMBC Education Annual Report

WMBC Youth Programs are thriving. Riding mountain bikes and working on trails turns out to be a great way to spend quality time during a pandemic. We focus on physical fitness, challenges, camaraderie, and fun times spent outside with peers on bikes.  We are providing fun and challenges in the outdoors to a diverse range of youth in our community.

                                                                                                                                -Shannon Flory, Education Director

YOUTH EDUCATION OVERVIEW

Our Education Programs reach over 6,000 youth in our community every year. 

 

  • After School Bike Clubs - 20+ Elementary and Middle Schools as well as the Flying Squirrels girls group.

  • Vamos Outdoors Project:  After School Bike Club, summer and migrant programs supporting underserved Latinx youth mountain biking and service learning and environmental education. We work with all levels of riders. 

  • Training 20+ new ride leaders every year - we offer "in-house" Ride Leader training. 

  • Youth Trail Corps - Middle and High School program focusing on Trail Building, Trail maintenance and riding bikes. We offer spring, summer and fall projects. 

  • Bike Rodeos - held annually at each elementary school in Bellingham and many schools out in the county. WMBC funds most of the 24 Bike Rodeos every year which reaches out to 5,000+ elementary-aged kids.. (on hold due to COVID)

  • Service Learning - teaches kids the value and fun of working outside on trails (on hold)

  • Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day - Annual event held that is open to public and entails RRAD Bike Rodeo, MarchNorthwest skills, organized rides, Bike checks with Jacks Bicycle Center (on hold)

 

GOALS:

  • Continue maintaining and building all current programs including reaching out to more underserved youth in our community. 

  • Give underserved kids the opportunity to own a bike through the WMBC. If you need a bike or have one to donate connect with youth@wmbcmtb.org

  • Get more kids riding bikes and participating in trail work!

THANK YOU SUPPORTERS!

We wanted to take a moment to thank two huge funders of our education programs: Phillips 66 and Kona Bike Shop! Their monetary and bike donations have helped us build up our bike fleet, funded our ride leaders, and have supported us in adding environmental sustainability programming to our rides.

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ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

Thanks to our many supporters that help our many youth programs flourish. Through donations and grants, we are able to reach out to many underserved youths in our community. 

Fanatik Bikes, Transition Bikes, Fairhaven Bikes, Jacks Bicycle Center, Boundary Bay Brewery, New Belgium Brewery, Northwest Recycling, Erin Bakers, RRAD, Superfeet, Trail Boss, BICP, Liet Designs, Darren Clark/Farmers Insurance, Prevelo, Dakine, High Above, Bellingham Whatcom Firefighters Benevolent Foundation, Clif Bar, & many Individual and Business Donors

Let us know if you are interested in making a specific donation to one of our youth programs! Message us at youth@wmbcmtb.org