Two Wheels of Fun

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Thursday, March 29 2007 Mar 29, 2007 Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:20:00 PM CDT March 29, 2007 in News

They helped collect and renovate bicycles and gave them to those in need for Bike, Walk and Wheel Week.

It's part of Mayor Darwin Hindman's challenge to get people to leave their cars at home.

Close to 100 bikes met their new owners outside the Boone County Health Department. Columbia firefighters and police licensed the new bikes.

"There's long lines but I think there was a lot of people that came out and had fun," said Brian Wattenbarger of the Columbia Fire Department. "A lot of kids got bikes and we handed out several helmets which is very important for safety."

Since 2002 people in Columbia have donated more than 500 bikes for the event.

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