Over 100 kids went home with new-to them bikes last Thursday.
Once again the Bonanza was at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes School right here in the Old North End. Believe it or not, we were able to fit over 150 bikes for families to choose from in their modestly sized cafeteria.
Many kids received their first bikes. Many kids received bikes that fit them better than their old ones. Some kids even learned how to ride in the cafeteria.
Local Motion gave away helmets and even set-up a helmet decoration station! Hopefully helmet personalization will lead to increased helmet wearing.
So many smiling kids -- and families.
Dozens and dozens of volunteers spent countless hours collecting, refurbishing, transporting, and then distributing these bikes. We couldn't have pulled of the Bonanza without their help.
The big kids seemed to have just as much fun as the little kids -- if not more.
See the full photo album by clicking here.
Big thanks to:
Julie and Justin at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes for all of their hard work promoting the event, registering families, and managing the space.
the many wonderful teachers, parents, staff, and faculty who got the word out through their schools and communities.
our friends at Local Motion for the helmets and decorations.
our steadfast volunteer mechanics! Especially Pierre, Ian, Erik, Will, and Mac.
volunteer groups from Champlain College, Chittenden Country Research Planning Commission, ReSource Youth Build, and so many other companies and institutions.
to Doug Goodman Photography for capturing the Bonanza magic.