Bikes for Tykes

Ervin Kroeker, of Don Pedro, is collecting good used bikes for the Bikes for Tykes program.

The Bikes for Tykes program has put out its annual request for good used bikes, which will be reconditioned and given as gifts this holiday season to children who otherwise might not have them.

Volunteers are also needed to help refurbish the bikes during a work day set for Saturday, Dec. 7. Don Pedro resident Ervin Kroeker, 78, has coordinated the program for more than 20 years. Anyone wishing to volunteer for the work day can call him at (209) 853-1260.

Bikes can be dropped off at Les Schwab Tire Center, 14885 Mono Way in East Sonora.

The bikes will be given to children during the annual Community Christmas Eve Day Dinner at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

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