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Our TreeHouse provides a safe environment where children and their families grieving a death can share their experiences and help them heal. Children and teens who have had a parent, sibling or primary care giver die often feel isolated. They may have difficulty in school or suffer from depression. Providing a safe place for children, teens and their families to come together in mutual support can help them realize they are not alone and that all the feelings they have are a normal part of the grieving process.
Our TreeHouse is the MBBC's partner beneficiary, and the beneficiary of a portion of profits received from our yearly ride, The Chuckanut Classic.
MBBC works with a number of local groups who provide education to kids and adults looking to improve their skills and safety while cycling. We support Ride Run and Dig, the Sterling Bike Works, Whatcom Smart Trips, and we put on our own classes to train ride leaders and to teach bike maintenance.
Bike to Work and School Day Stations
The MBBC supports Bike to Work/School Day morning "celebration stations" including purchasing treats and prizes to distribute to people riding their bikes on the nationwide bike-day (the third Friday in May). This fund supports stations in Bellingham and in Everson/Nooksack.
Community Advocacy Projects
The MBBC maintains a fund to support community projects that promote cycling in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Some community projects have been: contribution toward purchase of the YMCA "Cycling without Age" Trishaw bike, installation of bike racks at schools, conversion of retired WTA bus shelters into bike shelters, contributions of helmets and lights to schools, and other individual donations.