Duvine Tours Spotlights BFGS

DuVine-Logo-SmallerOur good friends at Duvine Adventure Tours wrote up a nice blog post about Bikes for Goodness Sake. They are one of the best cycling tour companies in the world.

Thanks Duvine for your support. Here’s the link:
http://www.duvine.com/blog/1943/Bikes-for-Goodness-Sake-Giving-Back-with-Good-Bikes-for-Good-Kids

Like you Duvine has a passion for cycling and sharing that experience with underprivileged children.  Bikes for Goodness Sake helps corporations organize charitable bike building events to give good bikes to good kids.

We are grateful for Duvine’s support and yours. If you have a team looking to do a goodwill event , you can build a bike and share it with a child. Call us and ask us how.

Cisco Sales Team Builds Bikes for Kids

Christmas is a time for giving. A team of technical sales people got together and wanted to build some bikes for some deserving children.

cisco teamThese good people did an amazing thing – they used their own money to donate the funds for the bikes. They were on a Sales Retreat before the Holidays. The team was from all over the country – Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chicago, New York Dallas, and Austin.

As a break from all the high-level sales planning, they wanted to do something good – build bikes and build their team and give some good children a wonderful experience of their first good bike. Well Done!

Here are the good kids who got new bike shop quality bikes and helmets from the Cisco team.

SAMSUNGSAMSUNGSAMSUNGSAMSUNGPete Buck of Bucks Bikes was on-hand to oversee the event and check over the bikes so they safe for the little ones. Pete also arranged for kids from The River City Youth Foundation to get the bikes. The RCYF serves children from Southeast Austin. Many families in this area lost much their belongs from recent flooding.

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Bechtel & Chevron Team Building and Bike Build for Charity

Bikes for Goodness Sake has done a number of team building events building bikes for good kids, but the Bechtel and Chevron’s Wheatstone project set a new standard. The Wheatstone Team provided impeccable organization and maximum fun. The recipient children were delightful and deserving. Below is a video that says it all.

Special thanks to the event coordinator Avera Hill-Basham and to Judy at  Urban Bicycle Gallery of Houston, Texas and their stellar mechanic Zach and his helper Emily. Events like this need great people to make them happen and these people are first class.

Bechtel has a strong commitment of giving back to the communities. Bechtel offices are in Maryland, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Tennessee, Virginia, and San Francisco. They did a great work for good kids.

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Social Code Bike Build Team Event

Social Code hosted a remarkable bike build event at the Washington Post in Washington DC.

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Rebecca Licu organized the event in downtown Washington DC. The Social Code team gathered from New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto for a business conference, then they capped off the week by building thirteen bikes for local children. The children were all students from a local charter school of inner Washington DC.

Social Code child and team crThe Social Code team built the bikes and made a large card for each child. Bikes for Goodness Sake also provided some team building exercises by Jerry Green.

But the highlight was the children.  While taking the team photo, the kids sprang into the room to surprise the team. There were many teary eyes of gratitude. It was heart warming.

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Another special thanks to Revolution Cycle for helping with the event. They have partnered with Bikes for Goodness Sake for several events in the DC area. One of the owners of Revolution is Pinky. He was fantastic helping with the build and working with the recipient children. Pinky has a heart for children.

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A private couple in Austin, Texas sponsored a family, who left war torn Congo, to get new bikes for the children. Larry Jolly and family worked with Bikes for Goodness Sake to raise money and deliver them in time for Christmas. As you can see, the faces are delighted. Good job to Larry and his wife, those who donated through Bikes for Goodness Sake, and Bucks Bikes and their mechanics who built the bikes on short notices. It was a Merry Christmas by all.

Vornado Charity Bike Build Event

Vornado Bikes for Goodness Sake Bike Building EventAnother charity Build a Bicycle event the holiday season. It was sponsored by Vornado/Charles E. Smith, a property management company in the Washington DC area. Emily Dryfoos of Vornado was looking for a way to have a team building event and serve the greater DC area. We are grateful they chose Bikes for Goodness Sake.Revolution Cycles Logo

Revolution Cycles  helped with the event. Angela Parrotta of Revolution coordinated the things from Revolution.

Emily expressed her gratitude for bike goodness, “We had a wonderful event!  We had 49 “elves” divided into 16 teams of roughly 3 people each to help build the bikes.  Angela Perrotta and her mechanic assistant Elliot from Revolution Cycles were on hand to help direct our team and did a great job.  They even added an element of competition at the end, offering prizes to the team who were able to pump their bike tires the fastest.  People really got into it!

Add another 16 good bikes for good kids. The bikes went to low income children in Arlington County Virginia. Many thanks to Vornado and Revolution Cycles.

 

Team Building Event Partnership

Sprocket wants to announce a special relationship with Group Dynamix and Bicycle Exchange in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Bikes for Goodness Sake is teaming up with GDX and Bicycle Exchange to do Corporate Team Building Events building bicycles. At these Events BFGS will provide bikes through Raleigh Bicycles and give them away to good deserving children.

Bicycle Exchange is helping out by have one of their top flight mechanics at the event to check over the bikes before they are given to the children.

Sprocket would like to thank the Goodness of Stephen MackIntosh of Group Dynamix and John and Garry of Bicycle Exchange. Good Job by all.

Another Emerson Bicycle Team Building Event

The Good people at Emerson and Bucks Bikes have helped Bikes for Goodness Sake to give away another seven bicycles to some children involved in the River City Youth Foundation of Austin, Texas. 

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Dave Moffett  with Emerson in Austin, Texas led a team building exercise that involves building a bicycle.    Bucks Bikes will be supplying the bikes for the exercise and assisting with some expert Bike Assembly Love.  In support of the Communitity Emerson is donating funds to BFGS to supply bikes to the River City Youth Foundation.

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Thank Goodness for companies like Emerson, people like Dave Moffett, and Bike Shops like Bucks Bikes that spread the Goodness of Bikes!

Bikes for Kids by HomeTeam and USO

HomeTeam Pest Defense is having a Sales Conference in San Diego and part of it is a team building event.  Nothing like building a team by building a bicycle.

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Dirk Korte of HomeTeam Pest Defense is organizing the event with the help of Gordon Klerks of the sponsoring bike shop in San Diego, Bicycle Warehouse.  Dirk contacted the USO to identify 7 military children that are in need to receive bikes out of the Goodness of HomeTeam Pest Defenses’ heart that recognizes that children of military serve too.  Here is a video link that explain more.

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The Sales Meeting starts on December 1st and on December 3rd the children will receive their bikes at the Pest Defense Banquet.  The HomeTeam, Bicycle Warehouse, and the USO will honor these children and their families with a fitting tribute and the one thing that represents freedom to a child – a bicycle.

Bikes for Actors

Emerson, Bucks Bikes and Bikes for Goodness Sake  is teaming up to share the Goodness of Bikes with The Theater Action Project.  Dave Moffett and Bobbie James with Emerson in Austin, Texas are leading  a team building exercise that involves building a bicycle.    Bucks Bikes will be supplying the bikes for the exercise and assisting with some expert Bike Assembly Love.  In support of the Communitity Emerson is donating funds to BFGS to supply bikes to The Theater Action Project.

Theater Action ProjectThe bikes will go to the high school members of their Changing Lives Youth Theatre Company so that they can have a way to transport themselves to rehearsal and performances each week. The Changing Lives Youth Theatre Company is a collaborative project between TAP and SafePlace of Austin, which works with youth to create an original, interactive play on the topic of dating and domestic violence.

That is Bike Goodness in Action.  Good vibes to Bobbie and Dave of Emerson, and Bucks Bikes

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Your organization can do something similar with your company in your town and share the Goodness.  Just contact us, we would love to help.