New Bikes Being Delivered to Tampa Kids Through onbikes and Caroling with Castor
For the fifth year in a row, Mayor Jane Castor and community partners will make surprise deliveries of brand new bikes to deserving kids throughout the City of Tampa, in collaboration with onbikes , powered by Microlumen, and supported by Tampa General Hospital.
The onbikes 50-foot Gasparilla parade float will lead a series of Chadwell Supply trucks filled with bicycles for children who are members of the Tampa Parks and Recreation After-School Program. The event will take place Friday, December 15, 2023, with the first giveaway beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Fair Oaks Park Community Center, followed with another bicycle giveaway at Cyrus Greene. Mayor Jane Castor will be personally handing out bikes to children at both locations.
“Every child deserves the pure joy of owning a bike, and being a part of their happiness is truly heartwarming," Mayor Jane Castor said . "This event is a beautiful reminder of unity during this special time of year. ”
Providing bikes to kids leads to new opportunities for health, wellness, and fun. A bike can create a new way for a child to explore their community or serve as a transportation option for teens who need to get to school or work.
"We’re overjoyed to collaborate once again with the City of Tampa, ensuring the longevity of this wonderful initiative," Co-Founder of onbikes, Julius Tobin said. "At onbikes, we believe in the transformative power of a bicycle – it’s more than just […]