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KC Program gifts kids, adults with new bicycles

Posted: 10:04 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-06 03:28:32Z
KC Program gifts kids, adults with new bicycles
KC Program gifts kids, adults with new bicycles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whether they're broken or in need of some fine-tuning, when it comes to bicycles BikeWalkKC is ready to get to work. 

Through its Earn-A-Bike program, the advocacy group teaches both adults and children how to take care of and fix a bicycle with weekly projects. 

At the end of the program, students get to keep a bicycle they helped fix. 

"We realize not everyone has a bike," said Maggie Green, director of programs for BikeWalkKC. 

In order for the program to succeed, BikeWalkKC relies on donations from individuals, municipalities, departments and local bike shops. 

 

 

This week, the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department donated a couple dozen bikes. Officer Travis Toms has been collecting and donating bikes to the program for more than a year. 

"The first time we donated bikes we had probably 20 but then I took it a step further. The police department takes in bikes every day," said Toms. "They end up just sitting in our property room taking up very valuable space." 

To learn more about the program or donate a bicycle, visit here.