Last Saturday MBOSC and Trips for Kids Santa Cruz had a booth at the first Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day. The goal of MBYOD is simple: “We want today’s youth to be exposed to all the outdoor adventures and activities available for their enjoyment.” We agree with that goal and were proud to participate in the event.
The focus of our booth was to tell kids and parents about mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. We also discussed our objectives of providing at-risk or disadvantaged kids positive outdoor activities – like mountain biking – as an alternative to boredom or crime.
We would like to thank Elyse DeStout for her leadership and vision for putting on the festival. It was very well run considering that this is the first one. We thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the festival and will gladly be a part of it next year.