100 kids from east Portland families now have new bikes to ride

100 kids from east Portland families now have new bikes to ride

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

Every year the Community Cycling Center’s Holiday Bike Drive gives 300 kids a new bike. But what about the families that can’t make it to inner north Portland to pick one up?

Enter the Bikes for Kids event that happened Saturday. In an effort to expand the reach of their program, the CCC partnered with the Rosewood Initiative to give 100 children a free bike, helmet and safe riding tips. Families with children from three to eight years old that had been pre-selected by Rosewood and CCC social service partners, were ferried through the event by 61 volunteers.

They set up shop near the city border with Gresham at SE Stark and 162nd — that’s about 10 miles east of their holiday event. For families with limited incomes and limited transportation choices, the event was a dream come true.

Check out these great photos from photographers Charles Edelson and Anthony Georgis:

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

61 volunteers made the magic happen.(Photo: Charles Edelson)

61 volunteers made the magic happen.
(Photo: Charles Edelson)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Charles Edelson)







CCC CEO Mychal Tetteh (L) and U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer.(Photo: Charles Edelson)

CCC CEO Mychal Tetteh (L) and U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
(Photo: Charles Edelson)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Charles Edelson)

(Photo: Charles Edelson)

(Photo: Charles Edelson)

(Photo: Charles Edelson)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

(Photo: Anthony Georgis)

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