Every year, the Dream Center hold a bike drive for youth 4 to 17 years old. During this “Bike Day” people will learn bike safety and there will a bike give-a-way.
During the event, bikes are donated to kids until the bikes are gone. The kids also receive a helmet, are fitted to a bike and take a safety course and agree to wear a helmet while riding. Kids are referred to the event by area agencies. Helmets are limited and people are asked to bring a helmet if they have one.
Before this event, bikes are needed. The Dream Center and Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church are encouraging people to donate any bikes they might have. After bikes are donated volunteers work with the Southern Tier Bike Club to recondition bikes and help on Bike Day. Volunteers are still needed to help with this. If you’re interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 797-3938, ext. 117.
Bikes can be donated to Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church on 308 Main St. in Johnson City, Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays 5 to 6:30 p.m. If you are not able to donate a bike, people can donate money to help buy helmets, bike locks and more.
Bike Day will be on May 11 at 10 a.m. at Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial UMC.