Ron Morse and I had the privilege of taking part in First Annual Bike Build help by the Two Wheels Foundation in Norwalk on Sunday at the South Norwalk Community Center.
The group got donations from all over Norwalk, collecting enough to purchase 40 new bikes. The group of about 75 people put them together in just a couple of hours and, at the end, kids from the church across the street filed into the community center’s gymnasium and were able to choose a bike of their very own.
I had heard of these guys before through my wife. Besides building bikes for kids, they also hold regular coat and clothing drives.
In some ways, it was the same as some charity events. There was a DJ blasting cool tunes, a full spread of food and this bartender who made the most incredible drinks (I had this incredible Bloody Mary – like nothing I’ve ever had before). But I had to say that this was better than any charity auction I’ve ever attended. Instead of sitting around ans swilling drinks, I worked on something that would actually benefit somebody.
The guys who run this group are really phenomenal. How many people do this kind of thing? I was really impressed – and I hope you are too.
I want to thank the Bike Doctor Ron Morse for helping out. If anyone had any questions, they filed over to Ron’s work area to get answers. I was stuck with one brake line and Ron sorted it out pronto.