South Tahoe Boys and Girls Club Mountain Biking Program
Partners: Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club, TAMBA, Specialized Foundation, Sports LTD, SOS Outreach, Lake Tahoe Unified School District, Tahoe Women’s Fund
Tahoe Fund is partnering with members of the South Lake Tahoe Community to bring 40 new Specialized mountain bikes and helmets, extra parts and mountain bike coaching to youth at the Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club and the South Lake Tahoe Middle School. The bikes will provide kids greater access to trails in Tahoe and the nearby Bijou Bike Park.
The Tahoe Fund is partnering with The Specialized Foundation because of the nation-wide success the organization has had with its Riding For Focus program. Designed to help children diagnosed with ADHD concentrate at school, the Foundation’s goal is to use cycling as a tool for kids to achieve academic, health, and social successes.
The Specialized Foundation will provide training on their program to two teachers this summer at their Morgan Hill Campus.
Thanks to the Tahoe Women’s Fund and members of the community, we raised $7,000 by May 31st to get 15 bikes for use this summer at the Club and by SOS Outreach at Kirkwood Bike Park. We still need to raise an additional $16,500 by July 31st to get the remaining 25 bikes for the school year.
Please join our efforts to get more kids on bikes!