Do you remember your first bike? I remember mine, it was blue with white tires and a flower covered banana seat. It was not only my freedom to get around, but also my freedom to explore. With this bike I started a love affair that has lasted to this day.
Imagine never having that first bike. For many kids, this is a reality. Help us put a first bike into the hands of 100+ elementary aged children by donating to our Bikes for Tykes fundraiser.
Bingham Cyclery, MTB Enthusiasts of Utah and WomenMTB have come together to raise money for The Bicycle Collective. In 2016 we were able to raise over $7000 in cash and in-kind donations resulting in over 90 bike packages that included water bottles, helmets, and locks given to kids in need. In 2017 we held 2 giveaway's and we were able to help out twice as many kids!
“I want a bike to take a ride with my dad and my brother. I [would] like to ride a bicycle in a park, thats what I [would] like to do in the summer of the following year.
I hope that is possible, thank you!”
Pictured is Gaspar and his brother who both received new bikes at last years event.
MAKE A CHILD HAPPY THIS SEASON
If you want to help, any amount from $5 to $500, makes a difference. You can also help by volunteering for the next giveaway, stay tuned for details.
Funds above and beyond what is needed for the Bikes for Tykes giveaway will be used to support a new Bicycle Collective youth program called “Bike School.” From start to finish, this program aims to place young people from diverse backgrounds in real bike shop jobs along the Wasatch Front, teach life long job skills and continue to provide a way for youth to earn a bike through volunteerism.
A GREAT CAUSE
The Bicycle Collective has a proven record of helping in our community through the great love of the bicycle. We are excited to come together to help those around us who need it most.
Thank you for your support! We are looking forward to sharing the joy with these children on November 11th in Ogden and Dec. 2nd in Salt Lake. Please be part of making their Christmas season something special by either donating or volunteering for the event today!.
thank you to our amazing partners
WomenMTB, Bicycle Collective, and Mountain Bike Enthusiasts Of Utah.