One of our most active programs involves providing bicycles to our needs-based members. Over the last two years we have refurbished over 250 donated bikes. These bikes come from our own members and donors, along with members of our local communities. They arrive in all conditions, from almost new to almost unusable. After they are refurbished with needed items such as tires, brakes, reflectors, and other safety equipment, they are given to our members at no cost. Some bikes are used for school or for primary transportation, but many become a child’s first bike, while others are for enjoyment and recreation. Stressing safety and security, each bike goes to our members with a helmet and a lock.