2017 Christmas Bike Giveaway
Bike Buckeye Lake, Inc., donated 176 new bikes this Christmas season (as well as helmets and locks) to underprivileged children in Perry, Licking, and Fairfield counties. Last year, the first year for the bike drive – 65 new bikes were given away. The bikes were purchased from and assembled by Walmart in Heath.
Kay Morrison headed up the bike drive this year. A total of 15 agencies, schools, churches and charity groups received bikes, helmets, and locks for distribution to children who might not have received a gift this Christmas.
The first annual “Tour de Buckeye Lake” cycling event in August brought in $5,900 for bike donations along with $6,900 from the Trivia Leaders at PaPa Boo’s and numerous donations from individual donors.
Bike Buckeye Lake, Inc., was founded in 2015 by Jeff Ritter, President; Jeff Robb, Vice President; and Mike Anderson, Treasurer. It is now a 501(c)3 organization with 5 board members and numerous committee members.
Our mission is to promote development, maintenance & appropriate use of a multi-purpose trail system within the Buckeye Lake Region while honoring the past and imagining the future. This includes creation of healthy, vibrant, sustainable communities by making hiking, walking & biking safe convenient, and accessible for all.