About Us


For all children to reach their highest potential.


To provide transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth. Our programs build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values.

About Trips for Kids Marin

Trips for Kids Marin’s mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth. Our programs aim to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values. Founded in 1988, we have introduced over 38,000 bay area youth to the joys of mountain biking at our local, state and national park trails.

Trips for Kids Marin currently offers Trail Rides, Mobile Bike Workshops, and Earn-a-bike youth development programs, as well as operates the Re-Cyclery Bike Shop that refurbishes and sells donated bikes, parts and accessories at bargain prices to our local community.

Trips for Kids Marin is a chapter of Trips for Kids, a national 501c3 nonprofit youth development and education umbrella organization. Trips for Kids’ mission is to give every kid in every community the opportunity to know the joy of riding a bike and the freedom to explore the natural world on two wheels.

Since 1988 Trips for Kids has grown into a vast network of chapters located throughout North America. Trips for Kids has enriched the lives of more than 230,000 youth through Discovery Rides, Adventure Clubs, Mobile Bike Clinics, Earn-a-Bike Workshops and Youth@Work programs that help youth to be more active, experience natural places, gain environmental and STEM-based knowledge, build confidence and develop job readiness skills.
To learn more about Trips for Kids, please visit: tripsforkids.org.

Board Of Directors

Erika Cramer
Erika and her family are relatively recent transported New Yorkers. Through road cycling, she is learning about her new home and scenic state. Erika was introduced to Trips for Kids through one of her cycling friends and is excited to help implement and expand its mission. An investment banker for over 25 years, Erika is a currently a partner and Managing Director for Silver Lane Advisors LLC, an investment banking boutique focused on the financial services industry.

Previously, she and her husband co-founded Alternative Access Capital, a private placement firm focused on raising capital for the alternatives investment sector. She also serves as a Board Director for Atlanta Life Financial Group. She is an active committee member for the Northern California chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and an advocate for awareness of prematurity and pre-term labor for the March of Dimes.

Erika earned an MBA from Pace University and a BA in finance from West Virginia University.  She is also a General Securities Principal.  She has completed four marathons, many triathlons and enjoys skiing, tennis and the ballet.  She is married with two girls and lives in San Anselmo, CA.
Chuck Lesem

Chuck Lesem is the Director of Planning and Treasury at the Fremont Group and has been on TFK’s board since 2007. As board President, he utilizes his deep organizational knowledge and project leadership to advance TFK’s fundraising and marketing efforts as well as chapter growth. Prior to his current post, Chuck served as Vice President of Finance & Operations at Consensus Health and Onebody.com. He also worked in the consulting division of Deloitte and Touche for nine years. He currently lives in Larkspur, CA.

Marilyn Price

Marilyn Price is the Founder of Trips for Kids, which she started in 1988 in San Rafael, CA, as a mountain bike ride program for inner city youth. She brought her love of kids, bicycling, desire for a healthy environment and indefatigable devotion to the organization. A visionary with keen entrepreneurial skills, in 1994 she spearheaded Trips for Kids’ first-ever bike thrift shop, a totally “green” business that still supports 50% of the Marin Chapter’s current Bay Area programs’ operating expenses.

Over the years, Marilyn received much recognition on national programs including CNN, General Norman Schwarzkopf’s Schwarzkopf’s America news segment; Tom Brokaw’s NBC Nightly News; Sports Illustrated Magazine, among many more.

She received numerous awards, most recently in 2015 as a “CNN Hero” for her humanitarian work at Trips for Kids and was also inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Marilyn earned the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award as well as the University of Michigan Humanitarian Service Award — the University’s most prestigious alumni honor.

From 1988 until her retirement in December 2015, she devoted 70-80 hours per week to running the organization.  Afterwards, as a Board member, she’s focused her efforts on national chapter expansion. Her accomplishments are well known and generously supported by many members of the national bicycle industry.

Scott Rosen

Scott is the Chief Financial Officer at Tukman Grossman Capital Management, a registered investment advisor located in Larkspur. He has previously volunteered and served as a board member for a number of community based not-for-profits utilizing his financial and fundraising experience. His focus has primarily been centered on youth education. Most recently, he was the Finance Council Chairman and Capital Campaign Co-Chair for St Anselm in Ross. Prior to Tukman Grossman, Scott was a Partner at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen specializing in financial services and real estate.

Scott is a longtime Marin County resident and avid road cyclist who enjoys exploring the backroads of West Marin and the Sonoma wine country. Scott was drawn to TFK’s direct impact on local youth through cycling and joined the board in 2017.

Thomas Sheppard
Tom is a longtime cyclist who just loves being on his bike. Starting at an early age, to his first bike race in 1975, to recent years as an avid endurance cyclist, a bike has always been a part of his life. In 1982, he setup the first century ride for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Cincinnati, when they asked him how they could get more serious cyclists into their fund raising events. He also enjoys hiking and sailing.

Professionally, he started The Sheppard Group in 1994 and advises companies ranging from the Fortune 100 to early stage startups, on growing and improving their business and managing change. He has also been the interim CFO, COO and GM for several early stage companies. Previously, Tom started the Strategic Business Services Group for KPMG and held positions as Director of Research and a Portfolio Manager for BA Capital Management and a Senior Technology Analyst for Dean Witter Reynolds.

Tom has an MBA from Xavier University and graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor degree in Finance.
Neil Sorensen
Neil is a land use and real estate attorney with a practice in San Rafael. He has lived and worked in Marin County since the late 1970s. He served on the Dixie School Board of Directors for two terms, volunteered in the District Schools and currently volunteers with the Marin Community Court helping homeless and disadvantaged residents have a positive experience with the court system while clearing up old citations and violations. He and his wife Pam are avid cyclists and enjoy riding in Marin, Sonoma and beyond.
David Stoll

A commercial partner at the law firm of Farella Braun + Martel in San Francisco, and a former college baseball player, Dave took up mountain biking after college as a way to escape the gym for the outdoors. Attracted by the open space, trails and great public schools of Marin, he moved to Mill Valley in 2000, where his still lives with his wife and two sons. Since 2007, following the birth of his first son, Dave has commuted daily by bike to downtown San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. On a perfect day, he bikes with his two boys to school and then rides through the Headlands to work - one of the most beautiful commutes in the world.

Dave discovered Trips for Kids through a cycling friend who leads rides for TFK. For years, he has helped TFK with various legal services on a pro bono basis. Given his passion for cycling and desire to give back to the community, Dave was delighted to join TFK’s Board of Directors in 2012.



Bec Detrich
Executive Director
Scarlett Shepard
Grants Manager
Jamie Bate
Communications Manager
Mariel Reyes
Office Manager

Re-Cyclery Bike Shop Team

Darin Wright
Shop Mechanic
Brian Lee
Shop Manager
Sherry Adams
Shop Mechanic
Mick Coyle
Shop Mechanic
Shop Sales
Myron Jackson
Assistant Shop Manager
Viet-Thomas Metzroth
Shop Mechanic

Adam Smith
Ride Program Manager
Len Goldstein
Fleet Mechanic
Tim Long
Ride Leader
Michael Rogers
Ride Leader
Sherman Yee
Ride Leader

RJ Heckleman
Earn-a-Bike Program Manager

Jonathan LeVaggi
Program Manager

Board and staff photos courtesy of James McKenzie and Candice Vivien.

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