About Us

It started in 2002 when co-founders Patrick and Julie Childers noticed the kids didn’t know the bike trails existed and found themselves looking for opportunities to be outside. Avid cyclists and nature lovers, they combined their efforts, passions and dedication to helping the kids they saw in their diverse neighborhood be more healthy.  And so it began… At Trails for Youth.Org we believe that all kids should have the opportunity to connect to the natural world around them.  We hope you can join us on our journey! Whether they are on the trail to school, dirt trail or trail of life we provide the opportunity for children to be healthier and more confident. Kids leave from their adventure with a sense of accomplishment, a fond memory and new knowledge about themselves and their world. We embody our motto of “Teaching Kids to Overcome Obstacles on the Trail and in Life!”