Used and new bikes to help kids will be collected from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 21 at two Kansas City, Mo., area SPIN! locations that also will include an Earth Day event with entertainment and information. Kids', teens' and adults' bikes are needed for the KU Healthy Hawks program, created to fight childhood obesity.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza and Junior League of Kansas City will accept donated bikes in the parking lot behind SPIN!'s 4950 Main St. location and at the Whole Foods Market Earth Day Celebration in the parking lot at 6621 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Kan.
For every bike dropped off, donors will receive a $10 SPIN! Dough certificate good for food at any of SPIN!'s four locations, as well as a 20 percent coupon for a regular clothing item or accessory from BikeSource.
Donors at the Overland Park collection point also will receive a gallon of Whole Foods Market's 365 Everyday Value high efficiency laundry detergent.
While bikes will be collected from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both locations, the Whole Foods Earth Day Celebration will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Green Spirit Band will entertain, visitors can speak with representatives from green companies, and the Leawood Police Department will be on hand to offer bike safety tips.
Volunteers will be on hand to collect, transport, inspect, repair and clean the bikes. They will be donated to families completing the University of Kansas Medical Center's 12-week Healthy Hawks program.
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