Wednesday afternoon, Reno Mayor Bart Jetton live-streamed a brief video in anticipation for this weekend’s new-bicycle giveaway, with the help of council member Amanda Willows and city secretary Tricia Smith.
During the live video stream on Reno Parks and Trail Committee’s social media, Jetton said the city expects to give away upwards of 200 bicycles on Saturday, Dec. 12.
“This Saturday, you want to be there, you want to bring your kids, your grandkids; you don’t want to miss this event,” Jetton said in the video. “If you want to donate a bicycle, you can get one anywhere for $50. Bring a bike, help a kid out. Let’s make this really happen for our city, and I can’t wait to see you all there.”
Jetton previously said the city had plans to spend some money from Parks and Trails, however, “we got so many donations, that it can be saved for other purposes.”
The giveaway has been broken down by age and bicycle sizes:
- 10 a.m., the event begins
- 10:30-11:45, tricycle and 12-inch bicycle giveaway
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m., chili cook-off sales
- 11:30 a.m., Paris Cloggers perform
- 12 p.m., snow party begins
- 12-1:15 p.m., 16-inch bicycle giveaway
- 1 p.m., ugly sweater contest
- 1:30-2:45 p.m., 18-inch and 20-inch bicycle giveaway
- 2-4 p.m., Santa
- 3-4 p.m., 24-inch bicycle giveaway and Christmas carols
Reno Parks and Trail Committee posted on its page pre-registration is still available.
“Please note the times for each bicycle giveaway,” the organization said. “Parent and child must be present to win. Some event times have changed due to the large amount of bicycle donations from our great community.”
Parking for the Saturday event will be at 6820 Pine Mill Road and 450 Anderson Road.
To register for a chance to win a bicycle at Kiwanis Park in Reno on Saturday, click here.
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