Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch engages at-risk youth by teaching them how to care for and safely ride mini-bikes. GEAR is all about connecting kids to something positive, increasing their opportunities to be successful, and teaching them responsibility.
Residents between the ages of 10 and 17, on our Minot and Bismarck campuses, can participate in this program. After completing several hours of training on operating minibikes, residents go trail riding. Learning to ride minibikes gives children the opportunity to interact with their peers and leaders in a positive way, helping to build their confidence and self-esteem.