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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Bikes 4 Kids Celebrates Big Milestone

A big milestone for a group of volunteers that helps kids get a bike of their own.

In late December, the non-profit Bikes 4 Kids celebrated their 1,000th bike repaired, in a single year, at their bike shop in Ham Lake.  Since 2011, the organization has taken in used bikes and brought them back to like-new condition.  

Bikes 4 Kids president John Gillis presented a plaque to lead mechanic Ken Johnson on behalf of the bike shop volunteers and mechanics who helped reach the milestone.

"Being the shop coordinator it gets to be a really easy job when you have people you can just trust," says Ken Johnson of Bikes 4 Kids.  "People that you know that are focused correctly and when you need something done, they just go and do it."

"You don't have to be a mechanic to come out here and help out," says John Gilles of Bikes 4 Kids.  "We need people to move bikes, we need people to clean bikes, we need people to do a lot of things that are outside of the scope of actually being a mechanic."

The Bikes 4 Kids organization has given bikes to Hope 4 Youth and Stepping Stone which helps provide reliable transportation for the homeless.  For more information, click here.

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