Used bikes, bike parts sought for children

St. Louis Bicycle Works is partnering with St. Francis of Assisi to host a nonprofit bicycle drive this week to collect adult and children’s bicycles.

The donation drive will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at St. Francis of Assisi, 4556 Telegraph Road.

Donations will benefit children and young adults in the St. Louis area by giving them an opportunity to receive a bicycle. Bicycle Works provided over 1,700 bikes in 2018 and needs help to continue the Earn-A-Bike Program for children.

Children are taught basics about bicycle safety and maintenance in a free program at various locations throughout St. Louis.

Youths who complete the course graduate with knowledge about bicycles, individual as well as cohesive group work skills, and a better understanding of bicycle safety.

Graduating youths earn their own bike, helmet, light and lock.