The Gift of Giving Bikes to Kids this Weekend...
There are at least three events taking place between now and Saturday at which bicycles will be given to kids who would otherwise go without.
Matt of One More Move has put out a call for assistance in locating a 24" or larger bicycle. One More Move is working with a Los Angeles area hospital to provide a bike to a family that is in need. Their stock is low this time of year and they could desperately use help in locating an appropriate bike. See the One More Move website for more information and to contact them. They are looking to give the bike away on Friday, so don't delay.
On Thursday evening in Los Angeles, Bike Nation, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Los Angeles Clipper, Caron Butler who is serving as the Bike Nation Community Ambassador, will distribute bikes and helmets to 8 - 12 year olds of the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club who are currently involved in the club's own bike program. You can check the Bike Nation website for information on the event.
Finally, on Saturday, members of our own Claremont Rotary Club will be distributing bikes to local kids. Club members spent last weekend assembling 30 Giant bicycles, bought at a reduced price through the efforts of Corey at Coates Cyclery. This is one of those long running annual events that the Rotary Club holds for the benefit of neighbors in our community. Likewise Coates, every time you turn around it seems, is doing one thing or another for the community, cycling groups, schools, you name it. Show them both some support.