Location: ElDorado

Free Bikes for Kids in El Dorado

From the El Dorado Times:

The El Dorado Police Department will host a Free Bicycle Day on Aug. 15.

The event will start at 9 a.m. and go until noon at the Prairie Port Building (behind Water Plant), 300 Block E. Central.

“We have numerous found bicycles in the property storage at the police station and we have decided it would be great if local children could get good use from them,” said Officer Kurt Spivey, with the El Dorado Police Department.

These bicycles are used and some are in good shape and some are not so good, but if a citizens wants a free bicycle, it will be on a first come, first served basis.

The bicycles will be given away in “as is” condition and it will be the responsibility of the person picking up the bicycle to make any repairs to the bicycle.

Rules to pick up the free bicycles are:

  1. Only two bicycles per family. If you are picking them up for your children you will need to list their names on the sign-in sheet.
  2. You will need to bring a Kansas Driver’s License or ID card for identification.
  3. You must sign a waiver, stating you understand the bicycle is in “as is” condition.
  4. All bicycles released that day will be registered with the police department before leaving.
    In addition, youth must have an adult with them to receive a bicycle.

“We will also give free bicycle helmets to children who come with their parents to pick up a bicycle,” Spivey said. “We only have a limited number of helmets so it will be a first come, first served basis as well.”

Children must be present to receive the free helmet.

“We thought with school coming up it would be great to get these bicycles and helmets into the hands of students who can use them,” Spivey said.

Sounds like a great idea to get bicycles into the hands of kids who can use them. Thanks you, El Dorado Police Department, for doing this!

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