Program gives bicycles to needy children

Program gives bicycles to needy children


NASHVILLE (AP) - A new program in Nashville is providing hundreds of needy children with free bicycles just in time for Christmas.

The Tennessean reports Hands On Nashville started the initiative, called ReCycle for Kids, with a bicycle drive in which more than 300 bikes were donated. Volunteers have spent the last few months fixing up the donated items by replacing tires, adjusting cables and checking brakes.

The refurbished bikes are being distributed to children, who will also be fitted for a free helmet. The recipients are identified and referred through nonprofit agencies.

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