Spoke Folk’s Bikes for Kids Project
If you can remember back to that special moment when you rode a two wheeler for the first time or got that first new bike of your own, then perhaps you can understand how important it is for every child to have that same experience. Unfortunately, for all too many children living in our area, this just won’t happen. The Spoke Folk “Every Kid Deserves a Bike” project is offering an opportunity for children, regardless of family circumstances, to experience that same “special moment”.
About the Every Kid Deserves a Bike Project
Working through an established network of community and faith-based organizations, families in need of bikes for their young children can receive help. Bikes will be awarded through a simple referral process. Recipients and their parents or guardians will receive information pertaining to bike safety, basic maintenance techniques and the importance of wearing a bike helmet. Helmets will be available for a nominal fee (which may be provided by the referring agency). Parents and guardians will be required to sign a statement affirming their commitment to bike safety. It will be their responsibility to ensure that their children always wear helmets and adhere to bike safety rules.
To find out more about how you can become involved with the “Bikes for Kids” project and to obtain a referral form, visit www.spokefolk.net or call Rich Goodman at 716-673-5834.