Bikes for Kids celebrates success with 25 new bicycles, helmets
By LIZ GOTTHELF, Staff Writer
Published:Friday, July 26, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
SACO — Saco Parks and Recreation participants are now riding the Eastern Trail in style.
The Saco Bikes for Kids campaign, a local effort to promote use of the Eastern Trail and healthy lifestyles among youth, debuted 25 shiny, new bikes and helmets Thursday morning. Local parks and recreation summer campers took an inaugural ride on the Diamondback trail bikes at the John R. Andrews Eastern Trail pedestrian bridge.
The bikes and equipment, which will be used by children in the city’s parks and recreation program, were purchased from funds collected over the past year from 46 contributors, as well as a penny fundraiser organized by the children at Saco Parks and Recreation.