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Burbank Bike Angels Celebrates 9th Holiday Seasonal Event

On Wednesday, December 13th, the Burbank Bike Angels celebrated their 9th Holiday seasonal event on Olive Avenue. During the event, the Burbank Bike Angeles showcased more than one hundred restored bikes, each meant for a less fortunate child living in Burbank.

The bikes were set along the steps of City Hall and were distributed in just in time for the holiday season. The bikes were distributed through local non-profit organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Family Service Agency, the Salvation Army, and Penny Lane. Having done this for nine years now, the Burbank Bike Angels estimate that they have restored over 1,500 bikes.

In attendance for the event were the Burbank Bike Angels’ director, volunteers, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Burbank City Council Members, the City Manager, and representatives from the Salvation Army.

The bikes are gathered throughout the year in various conditions. Upon receiving the bike, community members, volunteers, and those associated with the program spend months cleaning, repairing, and getting each bike into a condition that makes the bike new again.

 

If you are interested in donating a bike, you can call (818)-238-3900, or you can drop it off Monday through Friday at the Burbank Recycling Center at 500 S. Flower Street.

If you are interested volunteering to repair bikes, you are encouraged to call (818) 238-5286, or simply attend one of the work days, which are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays during the months of September through December.

To make a monetary donation, which will go directly toward the purchasing of parts, please call (818) 238-5286.

 

Burbank’s Bike Angels Ready Over 200 Bikes For Kids

This week on the steps of Burbank City Hall there were rows and rows of shinny bikes from little ones all the way up to really big ones. None of these bikes were new out of the box, they were made that way by Burbank Bike Angels.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The Bike Angels made up of a crew of dedicated people who spent hours and hours refurbishing bikes, replacing worn parts and painting nicks when needed.

This year they have fixed or prepped over 200 bikes, some going to The Salvation Army, some to Family Service Agency, and some to BTAC and even to The Boys & Girls Club.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank Association of Realtor’s donated several bike this year, and are gearing up for  a bike drive to be held January 9th at The Board’s Office located at 2006 W Magnolia Blvd.

The Bike Angels will accept donations of money or bicycles years round at the Burbank Recycle Center.

 

 

 

 

Burbank Bike Angels Make Santa Proud With Dedication and Giving

By Ross A. Benson
BurbankNBeyond

This year’s Christmas will be a bit brighter for several hundred kids who will be recipients of refurbished and even some bicycles in new condition. Burbank Bike Angels have been working for months repairing, polishing, painting and perfecting bicycles.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The last several weeks’ dozens of volunteers have acted as Santa’s helpers in a small building across from Fire Station 11 (main Headquarters). Some of those volunteers are city employees; some are students from local’s high schools getting needed learning service hours before the end of the year.

Volunteers work to outfit the bikes with new tires, new brakes, new gear cables and plenty of elbow grease which have made the nearly 200 bikes in showroom condition.

The first three years of the program The Bike Angels donated a total of 225 bikes to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. This year alone close to 200 bikes have been fixed, shined and tagged for boys and girls of all ages and sizes.  They will be distributed to The Salvation Army, The Family Service Agency, Burbank Temporary Aid, and The Boys & Girls Club as well as an area church.

Those wishing to support next year’s program by donating used bicycles, money or their time to repair bikes can contact the Burbank Recycle Center at 818-238-3900

Several of the volunteers and city employees joined Burbank’s Mayor Dave Golonski and other City Council members on the front steps of City Hall for a brief ‘Press Conference’ to show off the bikes and answer questions from local media.

Photo Gallery by Ross A. Benson