BYOBikes’ Celebration of the Spokes Donates 120 Bikes to Kids

Posted by Laura Harris on January 1, 2020 in Bicycle Safety , Education

This new non-profit aims to donate 450+ bikes to at-risk and underprivileged kids in the Greater New Orleans Area

Bike Easy teamed up with the new BYOBikes organization for their inaugural Celebration of the Spokes event, held December 15th at City Park’s Arbor Room. The event was a great success, with 120 youth bikes donated along with helmets, locks, and bike lights.

Bike Easy’s education team was on the ground ensuring that each kid taking home a bike also participated in a bike safety course – learning proper bike and helmet fit, bike handling basics as well of the rules of the road.

BYOBikes, a new New Orleans non-profit 501c3 organization that delivers bicycles to at-risk youth in the local community, believes “every kid deserves a bike.” They aim to raise funds through annual events and corporate bike builds with the mission to build a stronger, safer community by spreading joy with the gift of a bike. For more info check out http://www.byobikes.org

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Bikes of all styles and sizes were donated to kids from toddlers to teens.

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Allene La Spina, Bike Easy Program and Operations manager, leading a bike safety course in Spanish.

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Django Szilagi, Safe Routes to School Coordinator with the New Orleans Health Department, helps unpack helmets.

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Santa helped, too!

Stay tuned for more collaborations between Bike Easy and BYOBikes!

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