Sheriff’s bike giveaway helps 167 kids
In total, 167 children were given a bicycle
–The annual San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office bike giveaway was held Wednesday at the Sheriff’s Office Honor Farm.
Two-hundred new, donated and refurbished bicycles were ready to given to local children in need. In all, 167 children between the ages of 1 year old and 16 years old were given a bicycle.
Every year since 1989, Sheriff’s Honor Farm inmates have refurbished bikes donated by the community to give to local children.
Local businesses sold the sheriff’s office bicycle replacement parts at cost or donated returned bicycles that need only a small amount of repair.
This year the sheriff’s office partnered with the non-profit Rita’s Rainbows to donate a helmet along with each bike.