We got to surprise 73 kids with new bikes this past weekend, and it was the most fun outreach we’ve ever done. The excitement of the kids was awesome.
A couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t quite sure how we were going to pull this thing off. We got the bikes from a a very generous distributor in Houston, and it seemed like everything that could go wrong went wrong in our ability to get the bikes here to Amarillo in a timely manner. After our final option fell through, board member Bryson Oeschger drove all the way to Houston himself with a trailer to pick them up early last week. They got here in time for a massive bike assembly party on Thursday night. Huge thanks to Justin and Amy Howe, who allowed us to use their airplane hanger to store and assemble all the bikes. And thanks to the 50+ men (and kids) who came out to help put the bikes together. It was amazing – they were all assembled within just a few hours.
All the bikes got delivered over the weekend, and the looks on the kids’ faces were priceless. I put together a little video so you guys can see some of the fun:
Thanks so much to all of you who gave so that we could make special Christmas memories this year for a bunch of kids who deserved it.
(and don’t worry – we have helmets for the kids on the way!)