ReCyclers-Earn a Bike Program Helps Local Families - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

ReCyclers-Earn a Bike Program Helps Local Families

Posted:

What kid doesn't want to hop on his bike and go riding with friends?  A new program is making it easier for kids to get their hands on a new set of wheels.

The ReCyclers-Earn a Bike program pairs kids with a local firefighter who helps them fix up a donated bike.

The kids learn basic bike maintenance and safety tips.  Once they go through a training program with the fire department, they get to take home a bike.  The first graduate got his bike today.

"Me being a single parent, I used to be the one to fix the bike tires. But now today, he has learned the skills to do it himself" says Debra Walker.  Walker says she's grateful for the program that paired her son with a firefighter.  She says she's more at ease knowing he's learned how to safely ride a bike.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.