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July 2014
 

Linking Handlebars has kept busy this summer distribution bicycles and helmets to children in both White Plains and Port Chester. 
Our first distribution this summer was held at the White Plains YMCA. Working with the Westchester Cycling Club's Bikes4Kids program, 10 children between the ages of 4 and 15 happily took home a bicycle and new helmet.
On July 23, we held our second summer distribution with 18 children from Ward Summer Camp. The children who recieved bicycles were those who participated in Ward's annual walkathon which raises money to bus the campers on a field trip.

 
Check out these links to see what we have been up to:

http://whiteplains.dailyvoice.com/news/rye-group-links-foster-children-bicycles-white-plains-ymca

http://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/1039-dozens-of-westchester-county-foster-children-will-receive-a-bicycle-and-helmet-as-part-of-the-bikes4kids-initiative

This year, we have provided bicycles for 98 children. Our goal is to distribute at least 22 more bicycles in 2014 for a grand total of 120!
 
We are gearing up for more, but we NEED your help!
  • $20 can provide one helmet
  • $30 can repair one bicycle
  • $75 can purchase a new child’s bicycle
  • $100 can purchase a new teen bicycle 
A donation of a gently used bicycle is also welcome.  
Donations can be mailed to PO Box 75, Rye, NY 10580 or by going to Make a Donation.
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Linking Handlebars is a not-for profit organization committed to promoting healthier lifestyles for children in need through the gift of a bicycle. We collect gently used bicycles and cash donations to purchase new bicycles and helmets and to refurbish used bicycles. We provide children the opportunity to experience all the benefits of cycling including exercise, transportation, and enjoyment of the great outdoors.
 
 
Click on the photo to see our video on Eye on Rye
Click on the photo to see our video on Eye on Rye
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