Tampa-based non-profit organization onbikes is partnering with Eckerd Community Alternatives to donate 500 new bicycles and helmets to children in foster care in the Tampa Bay area. The mission of onbikes is to restore the self-confidence, health and overall well-being of at-risk children in the community by providing these children with bicycles. onbikes presents an annual Winter Wonder Ride, now in its fourth year, in Tampa to raise money to purchase the bicycles and helmets. The 2014 Winter Wonder Ride took place December 13 and more than 1,000 riders participated.
The donated bicycles will be distributed to foster families at a series of events this weekend.
onbikes & Eckerd Bike Distribution
WHAT: onbikes and Eckerd team up to distribute 500 bikes, donated by onbikes, to children in foster care in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties.
WHEN & WHERE:
Hillsborough Distribution Event
Saturday, December 20
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Amalie Arena (Ford Thunder Alley in the West Plaza)
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Pasco Distribution Event
Saturday, December 20
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Shops at Wiregrass (Near Main Stage in Center Court)
28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL 33542
Pinellas Distribution Event
Sunday, December 21
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Eckerd Community Alternatives – Largo Office (West Parking Lot)
8550 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771
WHO: onbikes Board members; Eckerd Community Alternatives staff and volunteers; foster parents and children and teens in foster care.
About onbikes: onbikes is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 when a group of friends organized a community bike ride during the winter holiday season to raise funds so at-risk kids could receive their very first bike. The mission of onbikes is to restore the self-confidence, health and overall well-being of at-risk children in the community by providing these children with bicycles. They strive to make onbikes a lifestyle, not just an organization. It is their hope that each life they touch picks up their “giving is better than receiving” philosophy, and they are committed to serving the community around them. onbikes will positively impact the children, families, and communities in which they live. To learn more, visit onbikes.org.