The Kids BASH Needs You!

Fall is definitely here but our Kids BASH season continues this Saturday, September 12!  18 awesome young people signed up to receive a bicycle, helmet and participate in our safety class and we need your help to make this event a success! 

Maintaining order and organization while giving out free bicycles to kids is no small task, so we really count on volunteers to help the process go smoothly.  Sign up as a Helmet & Bike Fitter if you want to help make it happen and get lots of high fives!

We also need help setting up our parking lot safety course and putting participants through a set of drills to teach bike control, awareness and road rules.  Sign up as a Safety Class Instructor to help our League-Certified staff conduct a fun and informative session!   

Volunteer shifts start at 9:30am to allow prep time before the event starts at 10:00.  The giveaway and safety class typically wrap by 11 but plan to stay until 11:30 just in case things run long.  Depending on the age and ability of attendees, we may also take a longer ride around the neighborhood to practice skills in a real-world setting so bring your bike and helmet!

 Participants in the October Kids BASH take some time out for a photo with Stanley.

Participants in the October Kids BASH take some time out for a photo with Stanley.

More into turning wrenches than working with kids?  We're almost finished preparing the bikes for this session but have some gaps still to fill.  We'd love to have your help getting the last few bikes ready to ride during Volunteer Nights this week, so come on down Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8pm! 

Regardless of how you pitch in, it is our volunteers that make these recurring bike giveaways possible.  Many of these kids might never own a bicycle if not for the Kids BASH program, so this is one way that we are able to make a huge difference in each of their lives.  Thank YOU for making that a reality!