Much of North Natomas was recently saddened to hear about the theft of bicycles from youths who received them through 50 Bikes for 50 Kids.
The event was held back in January and kids were nominated by community members, based upon their character and good citizenship. Sponsorships paid for the bikes and teams of volunteers built them with the kids. Of course, the impact of losing those bikes is discouraging and maddening.
We're pleased to share that Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby rallied to have them replaced! The North Natomas TMA held a mini-rebuild session for the students, and volunteers jumped right back in to help. Our thanks to Aidan Connelly, Brett Rowett, and Lillian Rowett of the Heritage Park Bike Club for donating their time.
John Buchanan and Natomas Bike Shop arranged for a great deal on the cost of the bikes. The shop also sent bike mechanic Scott Meyer to oversee the bike building process and provide the final check to make sure the bikes were safe to ride.
Having something stolen is disheartening, but having a terrific community is awesome!