Siena Youth Center is proud to be a Trips for Kids Chapter
Trips for Kids SYC Bulldog Riders is a member of Trips for Kids® International a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Marin County, California. Founded in 1988 and now operating in over 80 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips for Kids (TFK®) International has opened the world of cycling to over 100,000 at-risk youth through guided mountain bike rides and job training/earn-a-bike programs. All TFK chapters, modeled on the foundation of the original TFK Marin program, are managed and operated independently at the local level but share a common goal. Their mission is to use bicycles as a vehicle for lessons in confidence building, achievement, health, fitness and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun.
The Bulldog Riders also help advocate for more open space in their community and host a bike rodeo every year for the North Fair Oaks community. We also have a weekly advocacy class that helps our youth learn about local parks in our county.
Watch our Bulldog Riders take on their first mountain biking race at Folsom Lake!
Founding Chapter Coaches:
Ana Angel Avendano and Rafael Avendano
Bike Rodeo Ambassadors: Susana Vasquez, Erik Tapia
Shop Lead Volunteer Adult Mechanic and Ride Leaders: Ernie Cusi, Tamie Cusi, Hector Villa, Mario Pena, Jesus Palominos, David Nicholson,Mario Pena, Geo Avendano, Nelson Flores
We need more volunteer Coaches and shop mechanics!
To volunteer email or contact Coach Rafael or Ana.
Our Trips for Kids, SYC Bulldog Riders take our youth out on mountain biking trips all over the Bay Area. Our mission is to expose SYC members to the sport of mountain biking, take on new challenges as they explore new trails and have fun with friends!
If you would like to volunteer with our Trips for Kids, SYC Bulldog Riders contact us!
Visit Trips for Kids National Page
We would not be able to do the work we do without the generous support of our Trips for Kids International Sponsors and are proud to be working in partnership with these companies. Please join us in saying thank you by patronizing their business whenever possible.
TFK, SYC Bulldog Riders Honored Contributors and Supporters
Furthering Youth Investment
San Mateo County Get Heatlhy Department
Sequoia Healthcare District
San Mateo County Sheriffs Department
Office of San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum
Trips For Kids National
Dr. Mark Berg
Dr. Guy Letteer and Sacred Heart Prepatory, Atherton
Mike and Kath Mckibbon