Conyers-Covington Cycling Club plans to put bikes under kids’ Christmas trees

Members of the Conyers-Covington Cycling Club are shown here with bicycles that they previously repaired and gave to area children for Christmas. The club is accepting donations of cash for new bikes or used bikes that can be repaired. (Special Photo)

CONYERS — The Conyers-Covington Cycling Club is once again planning for the gathering, rehabbing and distribution of new/gently used bikes for area kids in need. This Christmas outreach program is an annual event and has made it possible for hundreds of children to be the recipients of refurbished bicycles which have been donated to their cause.

While members of C4, as the bike club is called, represent cyclists largely from Conyers and Covington, the club does not limit its membership to those communities. Their efforts, however, will focus on partnership with the Department of Family and Child Services in Conyers and Covington to get as many bikes into the hands of kids by Christmas as possible.

Anyone interested in supporting this project may make a donation of new bikes, or bikes needing a repair and a fresh coat of paint, at C-Town Bikes, 902 Center St. N.E. in Conyers. Checks or cash to be used for the purchase of new bikes will also be accepted. The bikes will be delivered to DFCS on Dec. 3.

The C4 Bike Build will be held Dec. 1 at C-Town Bikes in Olde Town Conyers. All donated bikes will benefit foster children in Rockdale and Newton counties as Christmas gifts.

All donations of bikes, helmets or cash can be delivered to C-Town Bikes during their business hours. The Olde Town Visitors Center is also a drop-off location.

C4 members will also be happy to pick up donations. Please contact Jack Dalton at 770-788-2541 or Eddie Shirley at 770-365-0480 to make arrangements for for more information.

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