Boise Bicycle Project gives away 700 bikes in Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway

Posted at 7:27 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 21:29:20-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) fulfilled a record number of applications for this year's Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway on Sat.

Saturday's event is the biggest that the nonprofit hosts all year.

With help from volunteers, BBP gave away 700 bikes to kids in need and each bike was customized based on a drawing kids submit with their application.

Kids also received lights, locks and a helmet with their bike.

According to Jimmy Hallyburton, founder of the project, a new bike is more than just a way to get from A to B.

"These kids will leave with their bicycles and you see this look in their eyes and it’s not just what’s in front of them," Hallyburton said. "It’s really all the places they’re gonna go and they’ll start dreaming about what their bicycle is gonna connect them to."