Update: Bikes for Kids: “ Our charitable regional outreach effort sponsored a collection of used bikes for Bikes for Kids http://www.Bikes-for-Kids.org, in Old Saybrook. Almost 100 were collected for refurbishment and distribution to needy families in New London, New Haven, Middletown and Hartford. A Great Big Thank You to all who donated a bike.

The Lyme Land Trust announced Bikes for Kids will have volunteers on hand to collect used bikes from Tour de Lyme participants at their annual cycling event on May 18, 2014 at Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Rd in Lyme.

Bikes for Kids is a charity organization that collects, refurbishes and distributes bikes primarily to CT families and kids in need.  All bikes are distributed with new cycling helmets.

Bikes for Kids since its founding in 1989 has collected, refurbished and distributed 15,000 bikes to families and kids mostly to the inner cities of New Haven, New London, Middletown and Hartford. Bikes for Kids efforts extend beyond CT and include deliveries to Bell Harbor, NY, Haiti and 30 mountain bikes to Tanzania.

John Pritchard, President of the Lyme Land Trust the organizer of the Tour de Lyme, said “Bikes for Kids is an outstanding outreach organization.

Dave Fowler, President of Bikes for Kids, and a former science teacher in Old Lyme’s Middle School, indicated “we put people on wheels who would either be walking or not really going anywhere at all. Last year we delivered 1,368 bikes and hope to deliver more this year.”

The motivating factor of Bikes for Kids’ Founder was “every kid needs a bike”.

For Early Bird home pick-up Contact: Dave Fowler, 860-395-7321 or davefowler05@gmail.com


Reynolds Subaru on Route 156 in Lyme will also accept donated bikes for Bikes for Kids from May 12 to May 24