500 Children Get Bikes for the Holidays
Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers, donors, and parterning agencies, 500 children took home their very own refurbished bicycles, new helmets, and safety education at this weekend’s Holiday Bike Drive!
The bike drive took place Sunday December 9, 2007 at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, which generously donates space each year to the event.Â In the morning, children and their families began gathering to watch interactive bike safety demonstrations like “Helmet Egg Drop” and “Traffic Signals”.Â Afterward, each child wasÂ paired with a volunteer who escorted them to the helmet fitting table and then to rows and rows of bicycles, where (with the help of trained volunteers) they chose the perfect-fitting bicycle.
The above photos are courtesy of photographer Chad Berkley, who volunteered at the event. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, please check out the following blogs to see some amazing coverage of Holiday Bike Drive. Both Chad and Jonathan Maus (of BikePortland.org) really capture the magic of the day!
BikePortland.org, Jonathan Maus — Holiday Bike Drive brings smiles (and a new set of wheels) to over 500 kidsÂ
OffHeGoes.net, Chad BerkleyÂ — 2007.12.08-09 Holiday Bike Drive
If you like what you see and would like to help us reach our goal of raising $46,000 by the end of the year, please consider donating to the Community Cycling Center through the Give!Guide.Â
We would like to thank all the volunteers and donors who made Holiday Bike Drive possible this year including the following organizations who helped promote and support the event:
Tinshed Garden Cafe
Nossa Familia Coffee