Every Kid Deserves a Bike

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 “Bikes for Kids” project is offering an opportunity for children, regardless of family circumstances, to experience that same “special moment.”

About the Bikes for Kids 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, call Rich Goodman at 716-673-5834.

 

1 Comment

  • Hello good people,
    I work for G.A Family Services in Jamestown, NY. It is a residential treatment center for displaced youth. I am on a mission to provide some of our youth with the opportunity to ride a bike around our beartiful campus. Is this something that your project can help with? I am looking forward to bring our missions together to hopefully provide this experience for our youth in care.
    I can be reached by the e-mail above or 716-665-2116, ext. 4865
    Thank you for your time,
    Kristin Saunders, LMSW

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