190 Bikes for 190 3rd Graders
For the 2nd year Long Beach's Velo Allegro Cycling Club has donated bikes to a deserving group of 3rd graders. This year the program was at Roosevelt Elementary.
Each student wrote an essay on "what having a bike would do for them and their community." The kids thought that there would be one bike awarded to the person with the best essay from each of the 7 3rd grade classes.
But---when the kids got to the awards assembly...and after the first 7 bikes were given out...the kids found out there were bikes for everyone.
This gallery shows the smiles as the students road away on their brand new bikes...just in time for the holidays.