Natomas Cares: 50 Bikes for 50 Kids

More than 200 volunteers helped build 50 bikes for 50 kids on Martin Luther King Jr. Day last week in Natomas. / Photo: Derek Novaes

More than 200 volunteers helped build 50 bikes for 50 kids on Martin Luther King Jr. Day last week in Natomas. / Photo: Derek Novaes

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Bike recipients helped build their own bikes with help from volunteers. / Photo: Derek Novaes

Bike recipients helped build their own bikes with help from volunteers. / Photo: Derek Novaes

More than 200 volunteers donated hundreds of hours for the 4th annual 50 Bikes for 50 Kids event last week in Natomas.

The annual bike build coordinated by the North Natomas Transportation Management Assocation was held on Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at Natomas Middle School.

The 50 school-age bike recipients were all nominated by members of the community.

Each bike recipient built their own bike with a team of volunteers, once finished building they were also given a helmet and lock as well as some on the bike training

In all, 232 volunteers donated 914 hours to the event.

All bikes were sponsored by businesses and organizations, including the Natomas Bike Shop and Specialized Bikes.

Bike recipients were nominated by members of the community. / Photo: Derek Novaes

Bike recipients were nominated by members of the community. / Photo: Derek Novaes