BOULDER — December 5, 2012 — Community Cycles will hold the seventh annual Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Optibike, 3200 28th Street. More than 300 bikes will be given away to kids in need of a bike.
Community Cycles, a nonprofit organization that educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycles, has 300 refurbished bikes for the event. Thanks to Boulder Community Hospital’s generous sponsorship, 300 bike helmets will also be available.
To receive a bike for a child 2 to 10 years old, a parent or guardian must present a recent report card, valid photo ID, passport or birth certificate for each child. A $25 donation is suggested per bike; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Throughout the year, Community Cycles collects kids bikes, which volunteer mechanics refurbish in time for the annual giveaway. If you’re interested in participating in this event, the following are ways you can help:
- Volunteer. Everyone can help, regardless of bike mechanic experience. Contact Sue Prant at 303-564-9681 to learn how your skills can be of service, or fill out the volunteer sign up form.
- Donate a bike. All of the bikes Community Cycles gives away were donated by the community. If you have an unused bike you would like to donate for this event, drop it off at Community Cycles’ shop between noon and 6 p.m. any day of the week except Wednesday.
- Sponsor a child or family. By sponsoring a child for $25 or a family for $100, you help clean up, repair and replace parts, and make bikes safe for kids. If you would like to be a sponsor, fill out the donor form or visit communitycycles.org.
Event proceeds fund Community Cycles’ advocacy and bicycle programs.