Rick’s 8th annual bike sale, in Apple Valley, MN, May 14th, is now in the books and another huge success. Congratulations!
Throughout the year, Rick gathers donated bikes, tunes them up, and sells them at his annual sale with all proceeds going directly to Kids ‘n Kinship. This year there were bikes for sale ranging in price from $50 to $450, with models available for all ages and skill levels, including a few top end bikes.
Rick’s passion for biking, mentoring children, and finding great deals gave him the idea to locate inexpensive or donated bikes, fix them up, and sell them with all the proceeds going to Kids’ n Kinship. In his previous seven sales, Rick has fixed, sold, and donated more than 800 bikes and generously donated the proceeds to this wonderful Dakota County community program.
“Everybody Wins,” states Rick. Garages are cleared of old bikes, a great local organization receives a generous donation, and riders can pick up a well tuned bike for a fraction of what it would cost new!
This year Rick Anderson raised $27,094 for Kids ‘n Kinship and 55 bikes that were not sold at the sale were donated to Juvenile Diabetes Association, for their upcoming sale. In the eight years Rick has been running this sale of slightly used and repaired bikes he has raised raised over $75,000 for the youth program.
Kids ‘n Kinship is a private non-profit organization that matches children who have a need for an additional supportive relationship with carefully screened adult volunteers. Once a match has been made, volunteers spend 1-4 hours per week with the child. Typical activities might include picnicking, attending sporting events, sharing interests or going to the movies.