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Title Oral History of Marilyn Price
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content In this oral history, bicycling enthusiast and social entrepreneur Marilyn Price recounts the path that led to her life’s work as founder of the nonprofit Trips for Kids. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1940, Marilyn moved to California in 1966 after completing a degree in sociology at the University of Michigan. In the early 1980s, Marilyn set down roots in downtown Mill Valley. Marilyn describes her decades-long work in progressive nonprofits, which culminated in Trips for Kids, a project dedicated to taking disadvantaged youth on bicycle rides through Marin’s beautiful natural environment as well as providing job training through the Earn-A-Bike program. Marilyn discusses how she built Trips for Kids out of her home and how the program expanded to the national and even international levels, with chapters as far flung as Canada, Israel and South Africa. Throughout this oral history Marilyn warmly expresses her affection for Mill Valley, passion for bicycling, and deep social commitment. She also discusses friendships within and beyond the Marin County bicycling community.
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Dates of Creation 2015-09-10

Narrator's name Price, Marilyn
Interviewer Schwartz, Debra
Extent and Medium Transcript: 17pp
Recording: 56:59
Search Terms Bicycle shops
Breeze, Joe
Environmental issues - Marin County
Environmental protection
Fox, Kevin
Johnson, Huey
Trips for Kids
Object ID 2016.016.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2015. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.