Our local bike shops and clubs have partnered with Cyclesafe.org to put together the annual “bike drive” to give bikes to less fortunate kids this holiday season. Ã‚Â You can read the local (Greensboro/Winston Salem, NC) press release with details for contributing after the break (ie. “more”). Ã‚Â Their deadline for receiving donations is this Saturday, and the actual presentation of bikes will air live next Wednesday (12/17) at 5pm on WXII 12.Ã‚Â
If you’re outside this area, check with your local bike shops and clubs, many communities have similar programs to get bikes in the hands of kids that otherwise wouldn’t like get one.
Each Christmas, the Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club partners with Clemmons Bicycle, Cycletherapy, KenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bike Shop, Paceline Bicycles, and Mock Orange Bikes to bring smiles to kids in Forsyth, Yadkin, Davidson, and Stokes Counties.Ã‚Â Through our Club’s proceeds from membership dues, our annual Lewisville Yadkin River Metric Century, and the generous donations of our members and friends, we purchase bike shop quality bicycles at dealer cost and donate new bicycles along with helmets to the WXII 12 Toy Drive in conjunction with the Salvation Army.
We are planning on donating 50 brand new bicycles and
helmets this year through our Bikes For Kids program.
This year, we are partnering with CycleSafe.org.Ã‚Â They will be providing helmets for a minimal fee, and your contributions to the Bikes For Kids program are tax deductible.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
The Piedmont Flyers have enough funding to donate approximately 25 bicycles through our regular activities.Ã‚Â We are asking for your help in sponsoring or helping to sponsor one of the remaining 25 bicycles. As a bonus, your PFBC membership dues will be waived for 2009 by sponsoring a bicycle.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
each tricycle and helmet is $ 88
each 12″ bicycle and helmet is $112
each 16″ bicycle and helmet is $140
each 20″ bicycle and helmet is $165
If you wish to join us in bringing smiles to kids in the Triad this Christmas, please send a check payable to CycleSafe.org by December 13th to:
Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 5032, Winston Salem, NC 27113
Please, come and join us on the air Wednesday, December 17th at 5:00pm WXII 12 at 700 Coliseum Road in Winston Salem as we present the bicycles to the WXII 12 Toy Drive.