RENO — In the spirit of giving back to the community, the Reno Bike Project (RBP) partnered with the Children’s Cabinet to give free bikes to children in need.
The RBP hosted two Volunteer Bike Repair parties at the bike shop in December. Then on Sunday, RBP brought the bikes to the Children’s Cabinet for the final Free Wheels for the Kids Bike Giveaway event.
In 2010, RBP gave away 100 free bikes during the event and gave away that number again this year.
“By partnering with the Children’s Cabinet we are helping to support the best of the best causes,” said Jeff Mitchell, RBP programs director.
The Reno Bike Project is a non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community in the Truckee Meadows. Since 2006, the bike project has worked through advocacy, education and cooperation to increase enthusiasm about bicycling as a positive lifestyle and transportation alternative. The organization is built around the belief that the bicycle is the world’s greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain and enjoy one.
For more information, visit www.renobikeproject.com.