Community project collecting bikes for Nampa children in need

Posted by Cynthia Sewell on June 24, 2014 

— Nampa Bikes for Kids Community Partnership is asking Treasure Valley residents to dig into their garages for used bikes and bike parts in any condition and donate them for volunteers to restore.

In September, 100 refurbished bikes will be given to children in the Nampa community.

Starting June 28, bike donations can be dropped off at several locations:

• Bob LeBow Blue Cruise, Nampa High School, 203 Lake Lowell Ave. (9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 28, only).

• Rolling H Cycles, 115 13th Ave. South, Nampa.

• Cafferty’s Cyclery, 220 12th Ave. South, Nampa.

• Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 S. Lusk St., Boise.

“It’s really exciting to take our services to Nampa and reach a whole new group of kids that might not be able to make it down otherwise. At the same time, we have been really lucky to build closer relationships with some incredible organizations on the other side of the Valley,” said Jimmy Hallyburton, executive director of the Boise Bicycle Project.

Applications to receive a bike will be available through Nampa schools, the Nampa Boys and Girls Club and Boise Bicycle Project. Those interested can also contact Kristi Watkins from the City of Nampa at 208.468.5406 or watkinsk@cityofnampa.us for an application. Recipients will be selected based on need.

Nampa Bikes for Kids community partners include the High Five Children’s Health Collaborative from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation, Boise Bicycle Project, Nampa Safe Routes to School, Bike Walk Nampa, Rolling H Cycles and Cafferty’s Cyclery.

“Our partnership is confident we will be able to reach our goal of 100 bikes, thanks to the generosity of the Treasure Valley community,” said Kendra Witt-Doyle, Manager of the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. “These refurbished bikes will truly make a difference to the children of Nampa, giving them a way to have fun and be physically active.”

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