Residents wishing to help St. Johns County Fire Rescue and Gears for Years donate 100 bikes to local children are encouraged to drop off bikes, new helmets, and bike locks at any local fire station by April 15. Bicycles of all sizes are accepted and do not have to be in working order to be donated. Personnel are pleased to accept donations during all day and evening hours. For a complete listing of County fire station locations, visit www.co.st-johns.fl.us/FireRescue/Stations.aspx.
The bike drive will culminate in May with a Gears for Years bicycle assembly workshop where children will be paired with bikes and volunteers who will teach them life skills of how to assemble, maintain, and safely use their bikes for years to come.
Residents interested in volunteering their time and skills to Gears for Years can learn about these opportunities and more by visiting www.gearsforyears.org or by calling 407.205.9407.