COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WMBC YOUTH PROGRAMS
All registration for youth programs has been suspended until further notice. WMBC will be carefully monitoring the COVID-19 in our community and will be following Washington State guidelines for programming. We are working on offering some summer youth rides and Youth Trail Corps if we reach Phase 3. Thank you for your understanding in these challenging times.
YOUTH EDUCATION OVERVIEW
Our Education Programs reach over 6,000 youth in our community every year.
20+ After School Mountain Bike Clubs - Elementary, Middle, High School and Flying Squirrels girls group and
Vamos Outdoors Project After School Mountain Bike Club - Getting underserved Latinx youth outdoors - mountain biking and service learning
Training 20+ new ride leaders every year - we contract out to the BICP to train all our ride leaders for maximum safety and consistency for our program
Youth Trail Corps - Middle and High School program focusing on Trail Building, Trail maintenance and riding bikes
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 5,500 elementary aged kids..
Service Learning - teaches kids the value and fun of working outside on trails
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
Youth first aid classes - especially tailored for pre-teen/teen youth that are riding without adult supervision. Marie Bussard generously teaches this class each year.
Continue maintaining and building all current programs including reaching out to more underserved youth in our community.
Give underserved kids the opportunity to “earn” a bike through service learning with the WMBC.
Get more kids riding bikes and participating in trail work!
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 youth in our community.
Big supporters for 2020:
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!
AFTER SCHOOL BIKE CLUBS
WMBC’s After School Ride programs are thriving. We have clubs in almost every elementary school and most middle schools in Bellingham School District, a girl specific group and an all county high school group.
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