About Us

Changing Kids’ Lives.
One Bike Experience At Time!

Trips For Kids - Chenango is a youth development organization that uses mountain biking to provide transformative experiences that promote healthy lifestyles, environmental awareness and personal empowerment.

History lane

2016

In the Spring 2016 Chenango Composite Mountain Bike Team was established as a part of National Interscholastic Cycling Association and New York State League.

7 racers, two coaches, a lot of fun.

2017

In 2017 we grew bigger and stronger; official Chenango Composite (aka “Bullthistles”) team jerseys; looking like a race team.

2018

In 2018, a part of our team from Norwich and Sherburne formed Galena Growlers team; the original Chenango Composite team changed the name to “Chenango Shredders”.

Trips For Kids – Chenango Ride Club was established to provide organized rides and promote the sport outside the NICA season.

2019

2019 has been a year of new developments and soul searching, for the team and some racers. Many great rides and exciting races. One NY State Champion came from the Shredders camp.

We had some of our racers participate in the US Cup Junior MTB Championship Event at Stroudsburg, PA; three racing XC and one Enduro. Great showing at the National level.

2016 2017 2018 2019

Engage with us!

We offer and support three levels of engagement with us and the sport of mountain biking through:

  1. Mountain Bike Club members’ exclusive programs / events / activities
  2. General public sponsored / facilitated programs / clinics and workshops
  3. Community service projects

Vision

We envision a world where kids from all walks of life have the opportunity to know the joy of riding a bike and the freedom to explore the natural world on two wheels.

Mission

To provide transformative cycling experiences that promote healthily,
recreational lifestyles, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need.

Our objective

Our objective is to provide mountain bike outings and environmental education to kids, and especially to those who would not otherwise have these opportunities. We use the bike as a tool to teach lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness.

OUR PROGRAMS

OUR FOCUS

OUR FOCUS IS ON:

  • Safety => WE STRIVE TO MAKE OUR PROGRAMS SAFE AND TEACH KIDS TO KEEP IT THAT WAY

  • Fun => WE MAKE IT A GAME WITH PURPOSE, AND LET THEM PLAY

  • Education => WE TEACH THEM SO THEY CAN PLAY HARD, GROW AND BE SAFE!

Our Promise:

We guarantee our programs will help you be and feel better.
If not, we'll work with you till you become your best and feel that way too.
– T4K Staff

Meet the Staff

- Boris Trifunovic – President
- Scott Lord – Ride Events Lead
- Steve Bentley – Programs Director
- Kelly Hoyt – Public Relations
- Jessica Trepa – Treasurer

Support our programs

We are in this together!

KEEP UP WITH US!

Stay up to date with T4K quarterly newsletters and invitations to upcoming events!