Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids to Give Away 400 New Bikes to Underprivileged Kids on June 5th

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Foundation Needs Cycling Door Prizes

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San Diego, Calif. (May 17, 2010) There will be a lot of smiling faces at the National City Boys & Girls Club (in San Diego County) on June 5th. That’s when Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids (www.kimsbikes.org) will be distributing 400 brand new bikes, helmets and locks to needy children in the non-profit foundation’s second bicycle give-away. In 2009, KBK gave away 150 bicycles.

“It’s going to be so much fun watching 400 children get free bicycles,” says Dan Gindling, president of Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids, a 501 (c) (3) foundation. “For many of the kids it will be the first bike they can call their own. I think Kimberlee would be very proud of what we are doing in her name.”

Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids was created to honor Kimberlee Caledonia, an avid cyclist who died of brain cancer in 2008. Kimberlee loved to ride bicycles and she loved to teach, so paring bicycles with children into a non-profit foundation that bears her name is a perfect combination.

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In addition to the bikes, helmets and locks, the children will receive door prizes. To date, Pace Sportswear has donated cycling caps; Lexco, bicycle bells; and ST Cyclewear, kids jersey. But the foundation needs more door prizes. To donate, please email dan@kimsbikes.org or call (619) 692-1313.

Says Theresa Davis, Area Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego: “Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids has been a Godsend to the kids of the National City community. In these tough economic times, many children from the National City School District do not have the means to purchase a new bike, now they will not only get a free bicycle but a helmet and lock as well.”

Preceding the bicycle give-away, on Friday, June 4th from 6 to 10 p.m. Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids will be hosting a bicycle assembly party. The event is open to everyone, no bicycle assembly experience needed.

•What: Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids – free bicycles, helmets and locks to 400 underprivileged children
•Where: National City Boys & Girls Club, 1430 D Ave., National City, CA 91950
•When: Saturday June 5, Noon – 4pm

About Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids
Established to honor Kimberlee Caledonia, a talented and avid cyclist from San Diego who died of brain cancer in 2008, Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids distributes free bicycles, helmets and locks to underprivileged 1st-3rd graders. The 501 (c) (3) organization annually distributes free bicycles to underprivileged children. For more information, go to www.kimsbikes.org.

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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  • Kathryn C. says:

    What a wonderful organization and event! I am a teacher from Integrity Charter School where 30 of our students received bicycles, some for the very first time. The looks on their faces was priceless! Thank you Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids for making a wonderful difference in the lives of children!

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