TurningWheels for Kids launched their “Buck for a Bike” campaign on Thursday July 14, 2011 at Bicycle Express in downtown San Jose. TurningWheels for Kids is determined to provide a bike for every kid who has ever wanted a bicycle but was unable to afford one by raising funds through efforts such as Buck for a Bike.
The announcement was made by TurningWheels for Kids founder and chairwoman Sue Runsvold who was joined by San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo and VMC Foundation Executive Director Chris Wilder. Children from CityTeam Ministries who have received donated bicycles from TurningWheels for Kids came for the occasion. When the speakers found out that these kids didn’t have locks, Bicycle Express gave some nice discounts on locks. Sue Runsvold, Chris Wilder, and Sam Liccardo handed out brand new bicycle locks to a group of very happy kids.