Boys & Girls Club Needs Bikes for Kids, Host Upcoming Event
For the City Times
The Boys & Girls Club is in need of new or gently used bikes.
With an increased interest in bicycling at the club, and the club’s highest attendance yet — 500 per day this year, compared to 400 daily last year, Boys & Girls Club is “in desperate need” of both youth and adult bicycles, according to a news release from the club.
Both children- and adult-sized biked are being sought.
Bikes can be brought to the front desk of the Boys & Girls Club Berard Center, 941 Michigan Ave., from where club staff can distribute.
The club is also looking for volunteers to help with bicycle tune-ups and teaching basic bike repair for club kids.
The club is currently gearing up for its 9th annual Bike for Boys & Girls Club event, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The event includes 4, 13, 20 and 60 mile rides, all which begin and end at AIG Travel.
Registered participants will receive a t-shirt, a drawstring bag, water bottle, and a sub sandwich lunch.
This year, the club has added a twist to their event, by having a performance at the finish line from the Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers.
The Rim Rockers are a team of daredevils who will perform flips and tricks, including high-flying trampoline dunking.
For more information call 715-341-4386, email [email protected], or go to bgclubpc.org/bike4bgc.