Bike Sale Benefits Youth Program in Dakota County

In the first seven years over $50,000 has been donated and cycling enthusiast Rick Anderson, of Apple Valley, Minn. is ready for his 8th annual Bike sale this Saturday. Benefiting the Dakota County Kids ‘n Kinship mentoring program, this year’s sale is scheduled for May 14th, from 9 a.m.  to 1 p.m. at Rick’s home at, 12738 Ethelton Way, in Apple Valley.

Rick Anderson with a wide assortment of bikes ready for the sale.

Rick Anderson with a wide assortment of bikes ready for the sale.

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 will be 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.  Cash donations are also accepted on site for Kids n’ Kinship.

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 five sales, Rick has fixed, sold, and donated more than 500 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. So get there early, the bikes go fast!

Please feel free to contact Rick with any additional questions at:   [email protected]  or 952-240-3820

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.