New England teenager donates 70 bikes to local boys and girls club

Do you remember biking in your neighborhood when you were a kid? I will never forget when my parents decided I was old enough and ready to ride a bike on my own to a friend’s house. I felt like a fully cooked adult! Independence has never been so sweet! Plus, you’ll never forget your first bike! Mine was a baby blue “Huffy” with pink and silver streamers and of course a front basket for snacks. I felt SHARP curl up in this stuff.

According to turnto10.comChristopher Clyne, 16, from Rhode Island, had a similar childhood. Some of his fondest memories were about cycling. The idea that not all families can afford to buy bikes for their children did not suit Chris. He decided to do something!

The article says the 16-year-old appealed for unwanted bicycle donations and just like that, they started to arrive! Oh, the power of social media! However, many of them needed repairs that he didn’t know how to do. He contacted a guy named Donny Green who owns a program in Providence called the Red Shed Bicycle Program. Donny had the skills and parts to help Chris with the repairs. With their combined forces, they began to prepare these bikes to ride!

Their efforts have paid off, as next month Chris will donate around 70 bikes to the Boys and Girls Club of East Providence, according to the news site. It will also donate 60 brand new helmets and 100 bottles of water for children who buy bikes. Today, 70 less children will have to live a childhood without a bicycle. Well done to Chris and Donny with the help for making a lot of kids very happy!

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