Big turnout for BBP's Holiday Bike Giveaway

Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 20:00:23-05

The Christmas spirit seemed to present at the Boise Bicycle Project Saturday with dozens of kids smiling from ear-to-ear as they waited in a long line outside of the shop.

The long anticipated holiday bike giveaway had arrived.

Along with the bicycle, a lock and helmet was provided.

A Boise fire crew helped by blocking off a section of the road so that kids had plenty of room to ride.

"We definitely believe that you should be riding a bicycle and it should be fun," said Jimmy Hallyburton, executive director of BBP. "But, it should also be a tool that puts you on this path of opportunity where there's going to be greater chances for good things happening in the future because they can get to where they need to go."

Three-hundred and 60 kids received bikes this year, all thanks to countless hours of volunteers fixing them up and the community's generosity in donating them in the first place.