Used and new bikes to help kids will be collected from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 21 at two Kansas City area locations including an Earth Day event with entertainment and information.
Kids’, teens’, and adults’ bikes are needed for the KU Healthy Hawks program which fights childhood obesity.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza and Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri will accept donated bikes in the parking lot behind SPIN!’s 4950 Main St. location in Kansas City, Mo. and at the Whole Foods Market Earth Day Celebration in the parking lot at 6621 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks.
For every bike dropped off, donors will receive a $10 SPIN! Dough certificate good for food at any of SPIN!’s four locations and 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 offer bike safety tips.
Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, which supports the Healthy Hawks program, will provide volunteers to collect donated bikes. Foley Equipment/CAT will transport the bikes to a location where they will be inspected, repaired and cleaned by experts from BikeSource.
On May 19, the bikes will be donated to families completing the University of Kansas Medical Center’s 12-week Healthy Hawks program. Healthy Hawks provides health care specialists who work with families to fight childhood obesity and live a healthier, more active lifestyle.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, which offers many nutritious and low-calorie options, also will provide pizza for the 10 a.m. to noon Healthy Hawks graduation to be held at the KU Westwood campus, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway.