More Kids On Bikes
Our mission is to get more kids on bikes. Our primary focus is in support of youth mountain biking.
We believe that mountain biking is an exciting lifetime activity that not only offers an opportunity for physical exercise, but also supports mental health & emotional well-being.
One of the ways we deliver on our mission is to engage with all socio-economic levels of families located in and near the Phoenixville, PA community by offering resources to the student-athletes participating in the local youth mountain bike team; Phoenixville "Inferno". M.K.O.B. has acquired new and lightly used mountain bikes in good working order to offer to the families of student-athletes at a free-of-cost or low cost bike leasing program for the season. More Kids On Bikes also provides helmets, safety equipment, lights and hydration systems to team members in need. M.K.O.B. also covers the cost of the individual team dues if needed, and helps the family request financial aid from the national level. This allows kids to be part of the mountain bike team who may not otherwise have access to ride due to the steep and annual rising costs of the sport.
Mountain biking helps build self-confidence, teaches perseverance, and develops and nurtures the value of personal goal-setting, strengthens leadership skills, and highlights the importance of understanding team building dynamics. Youth mountain bike programs also focus on proper shared trail riding etiquette, education on natural resource stewardship, and community service work like trail maintenance and bike rider safety activism.
We pride ourselves on reinforcing bike safety measures, providing group riding opportunities and building local partnerships.
We are a community of inclusion. Mountain biking (no matter how cold it is outside) is a place of warmth and welcome to all!
We strive to be a space for all with an emphasis on equity, equality, safety, access and community.
President: Heather P. Weirich, Vice President: Andrew Libby, Secretary: Patricia Eglin, Treasurer: Carlo Ferri,
Board Members: Chad Sindaco, W. Christian Weirich, Gary Generose, Aimee Shelton, Karin Williams
Supporting the Student-Athletes and the Coaches of Phoenixville "Inferno" Youth MTB team a NICA/PICL affiliatiation.
Supporting Student-Athletes with the Mountain Bike Lease Program, Free Race Jersey Lending, providing Cost-Support Program for Bike Maintenance and Safety Equipment and making sure each bike has what it needs to run smoothly and and safely.
M.K.O.B. can't support the student-athletes of the PXV MTB team or the local trails were it not for passionate, dedicated adults leading the charge! That is why M.K.O.B. will be supporting the PXV MTB team in 2022 by introducing the new Level 3 Coach Incentive Program.
Teen Trail Corp!
Through PICL and NICA, student-athletes who volunteer outside of bike practice by helping maintain and cut trails are recognized through the "Teen Trail Corp Program". Student-Athletes earn recognition through volunteer hours. This is a year 'round program in which every hour is logged. Student-Athletes can distinguish themselves in the NICA community by earning the TTC Hours and TTC Captain Status.
M.K.O.B. is here to help by building community partnerships with local land managers, allowing trail days to be scheduled and carried out.
Phoenixville Bike Skills Park!
M.K.O.B. is looking forward to helping raise funds for a new Mountain Bike Skills Park slated for Reservoir Park in Phoenixville, PA in 2022!
Designed by professional bike skill park builder Dirt Sculpt L.L.C., this new destination promises to be the best in the area!
With three trails, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, kids and adults of all ages will enjoy this skills park for decades to come!
What better way to get more kids on bikes than to provide them (and their grown-ups) with unique and fun opportunities to ride bikes in their neighborhood park?
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Board of Directors
President: Heather Pasqualino Weirich
Vice President: Andrew Libby
Secretary: Patricia Eglin
Treasurer: Carlo Ferri
Board Member: Chad Sindaco
Board Member: W. Christian Weirich
Board Member: Gary Generose
Board Member: Aimee Shelton
Board Member: Karin Williams