Well, Ted did it again, 250+ bikes for Shasta County foster kids. For eleven years now Ted Blankenheim has been doing this, spending the entire month of December haning out at Starbucks and reciving donated bikes and for that we thank him!
The bike is such the perfect Christmas present because it can give the gift of not just fun and activity but the gift of freedom, allowing the kid to get around their neighborhood and burn some energy off!
Last year when Ride Redding started supporting Ted in this most impressive of endeavors we suggested that if kids are getting bikes, they should get helmets too! So this year the trifecta of Dignity Healthcare, Village Cycle, and Kali Protectives stepped up and helped make sure that these Shasta County foster kids not only had bikes but helmets!