Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Local businesses donate bikes to ‘Get Kids Riding’ initiative

Two local businesses, 84 Agency and Hill and Holler Bicycle Works, are set to donate a bicycle and helmet each month beginning in June 2014 to youth in the Greenbrier Valley. The initiative is called “Get Kids Riding” and will be the first of its kind in the region.

“Safe biking is a healthy and fun way to get kids moving and build their confidence,” said Jennifer Susman, co-founder of 84 Agency. “We’re really proud to be a part of this initiative.”

“Get Kids Riding” is open to all elementary school aged children in Greenbrier County who participate by submitting artwork interpreting the theme, “My First Bicycle” or “Why I Love to Ride.” All youth who submit artwork will be entered into a drawing for the first bike giveaway on June 14.

In addition, each submission will be reviewed by a jury of local art teachers, bike enthusiasts, and artists to determine a winning design that will be used for a limited edition Hill and Holler Bicycle Works T-shirt.

“There’s nothing better than seeing a kid get their very own bicycle and we want to help more kids have the opportunity to experience that feeling,” said Merrick Tracy owner of Hill and Holler Bicycle Works.

The “Get Kids Riding” kickoff on June 14 will showcase all submissions during a reception hosted by Hill and Holler Bicycle Works from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Lewisburg.

All art submissions should be delivered to Hill and Holler the Wednesday before the exhibit (June 11) with a completed entry form (limit one entry per child) and all work should be picked up the following Monday, June 16.

For more information or to access a submission form, visit the “Get Kids Riding” page on the Hill and Holler website (www.hillandhollerbikeworks.com) or on 84 Agency’s website (www.84agency.com). Follow “Get Kids Riding” on Facebook for news and information.