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ReCyclers-Earn a Bike Program Helps Local Families

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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.

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