After another intense day of bike-fixing, cleaning, and rigorous testing, we are thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the preparation stage for Bikes & Badges 2023! Columbus Division of Police officers and some incredibly dedicated, pint-sized helpers worked relentlessly to get these bikes in top shape for children in Columbus Recreation and Parks Department programs.
We're very excited about the final Bikes & Badges 2023 giveaway. Seeing the radiant smiles on the children's faces (and let's not forget the adults) is what makes this all worthwhile!
Each of these bikes is designated for a special recipient. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who made this possible. We couldn't have done it without our generous sponsors: Byers Airport Subaru, CME Federal Credit Union, the Cooper Family Foundation, and Shook Construction. A big shoutout too to Columbus Recs & Parks, our individual donors, the tireless volunteers, and all our supportive agency partners who went above and beyond, including by hosting bike drives. You're ALL amazing!
Here's to creating more smiles, more unforgettable memories, and more rides into bright futures.