Long time cyclist and semi-professional bike tinkerer Rick Anderson is gearing up for his 5th annual Bike Sale benefitting Kids ‘n Kinship mentoring program on Saturday May 18th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at his Apple Valley home. Throughout the year, Rick gathers donated bikes, tunes them up and sells them at his annual sale with all proceeds going directly to Kids ‘n Kinship.
In his previous four sales, Rick has fixed, sold, and donated more than 400 bikes and has generously given more than $22,000 dollars to this wonderful community program.
Rick’s passion for biking, mentoring children, and finding great deals gave him the idea to locate cheap or donated bikes, fix them up, and sell them with all the proceeds going to Kids’ n Kinship. Everybody Wins! Garages are cleared of old bikes, a great local organization receives a generous donation and riders can pick up a well tuned bike for a fraction of what it would cost new.
Again, the public bike sale is scheduled for Saturday, May, 18th, at Rick’s Apple Valley home. 12738 Ethelton Way, in Apple Valley. Bike sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be 110 Bikes for sale this year ranging in price from $20 to $300 dollars. There are models available for all ages and skill levels, including a few top end models. Cash donations are also accepted on site.
At the sale, anyone who purchases a bike can register for a $50 gift certificate from the Famous Dave's BBQ restaurant in Apple Valley. (Two certificates will be given away).
Rick’s previous sales have been featured on WCCO, Star Tribune and Thisweek Newspaper.
Please feel free to Contact Rick with any additional questions. The bikes go fast so get there early!
Kids 'n Kinship, is a private non-profit organization that matches children who have a need for an additional supportive relationship with carefully screened adult volunteers. Once a match has been made, volunteers spend 1-4 hours per week with the child. Typical activities might include picnicking, attending sporting events, sharing interests or going to the movies.