The Lyme Land Trust announced Bikes for Kids, Old Saybrook, CT, will have volunteers from Gowie Group on hand to collect used bikes from Tour de Lyme participants at our annual cycling event on May 17, 2015, at Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Rd in Lyme.

Home pick-ups can be arranged by phone or drop offs can be made by area residents at Reynolds Subaru, Route 156, Lyme.

Bikes for Kids  is a charity organization that collects, refurbishes and distributes bikes primarily to CT families with 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, New York, 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 one of our area’s outstanding outreach organizations.”

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 over 1,000 bikes and with the help of the Tour de Lyme collected 100. We hope to deliver and collect 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

OR for Area Resident Drop off Go to:

Reynolds Subaru on Route 156 in Lyme will also accept donated bikes for Bikes for Kids from May 12 to May 23.