Seventh Annual Bike Sale Benefits Local Youth Program

Cycling enthusiast Rick Anderson is ready for his seventh annual bike sale benefiting local youth program, Kids ‘n Kinship. The sale is this Saturday May 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at his Apple Valley, Minn. home. Throughout the year, Anderson along with other volunteers gather and tune up donated bikes and sell them at his annual sale with all proceeds going directly to Kids ‘n Kinship.

In previous years, Rick has repaired and sold more than 660 bikes. He has generously given more than $46,000 dollars to this community program to date, which matches kids ages 5-16 with volunteer mentors. Cash donations are also accepted on site.

Anderson’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. Everybody wins. 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.

Bike sale details

Rick with some of the kids bike he has available.

Rick with some of the kids bike he has available.

The public bike sale this Saturday will offer a selection of more than 140 bikes for sale, ranging in price from $30 to $350 dollars. There are models available for all ages and skill levels, including a few top-end models. Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Schwinn, Raleigh, Giant, and Fuji are some of the brands available. The bikes range in style from road bikes, mountain bikes, cross bikes, city bikes and cruisers to hybrids, BMX, vintage and classics. The bikes generally sell fast. Anderson recommends arriving early.

Anyone who purchases a bike can register to win one of two $25 gift certificates for Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurant in Apple Valley.

For additional information about the Kids ‘n Kinship mentoring program, visit www.Kidsnkinship.org.

About Kids ‘n Kinship

Kids ‘n Kinship is a private non-profit organization that matches youth who have a need for an additional supportive relationship with carefully screened adult volunteers.  Once a match has been made, mentors spend 1-4 hours per week with the youth.  Typical activities might include biking, playing catch, attending sporting events, sharing interests such as cooking or going to the movies.  Volunteers make a one-year commitment to the program.  These relationships often grow into life-long friendships. We serve youth in the communities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount. See more at: www.kidsnkinship.org/

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