Last weekend, TurningWheels for Kids held its first Bike Repair Clinic of 2017. This was also the first time holding a clinic at Downtown College Prep Alum Rock, a low-income school in East Side San Jose and boy was it a busy event! In 95 degree heat, volunteer mechanics worked hard to repair 111 BIKES for the community! So many smiles left on expertly repaired two wheels that day! Thank you to the mechanics who made this happen, Downtown College Prep Alum Rock for providing a great location, and Trang & TeaZer for the lunch donation for all the mechanics!
January and February, cold, gloomy and rainy . . . until there is a beam of bright, warm light that penetrates the gloominess!!. We are sending a BIG enthusiastic THANK YOU out to the Willow Glen Morning Riders for a choice they made ~ a choice to meet the cold and gloom head-on to make a difference for our kids by initiating a great fundraiser that has resulted in 50ish bikes and helmets. Talk about being light-bearers . . .
And who says it better than the kids themselves? Angel want’s us to know, “It will change who I’m (uncorrected) because I can play and not be sad”. Or Adrian who can now “ride comfortable and with swag”. I love that, right? SWAG!!!
So, let’s all start the year this way. Let’s all choose to do for others and THANK YOU once more WGMR for reminding us all what really matters!!
Are you ready?! This years Big Bike Build is signed, sealed and will be delivered DECEMBER 3rd so mark your calendars! Registration will start in October. Bikes are ordered from our MOST EXCELLENT vendors, Dynacraft and Raleigh and as usual both have extended excellent pricing, so expect in the neighborhood of 2400 bikes waiting to be assembled!