A big Thank You goes out to The Shirt Box in Farmington Hills and Kenny’s Lakes Area Auto in Walled Lake. Over the past couple of weeks, they have been collecting bikes to donate to Back Alley Bikes. This culminated in a bike drive on Saturday, September 12th. Between the two stores, they collected just over 200 bikes!!! We were blown away.
They delivered all 200 bikes this past Wednesday bringing them down with three trucks all hauling 28 foot trailers. It was amazing to see them pull up and unload all of the bikes. We are incredibly grateful for this donation. The quality of bikes was also amazing and folks even donated four new kids bikes!
These bikes will be a huge asset to our programming as we head into fall. Many will be fixed up and given to children 10 and under. Another portion will be used in our Earn A Bike program to teach kids basic bike maintenance. At the end of their EAB session, they will be able to take their bike home for free.
Thank you for all the amazing work Ron, Rod and Kenny!