Even though 70 kids doesn't seem like a huge number, we've given bikes to kids all over the place, and our group rides have begun many times with a "Hey, I didn't know you were in FreeWheels!" as kids from different schools, ethnicities and neighborhoods show up and see their friends from other parts of their lives.
There have been quite a few kids who barely knew how to ride a bike and kids hell-bent on doing "tricks", like this crazy dude.
2013 promises to be even more awesome as we give away hundreds of bikes and cement cycling as a part of life in Kansas City, KS. Every class is another crop of kids who are empowered by their knowledge of bikes, who know how to fix things they didn't know exited before, and more importantly, feel connected to their community and to the new friends they make at FreeWheels events!