ARCHDALE, N.C. (WFMY) - Volunteers with the Bobby Labonte Foundation and Thomas Built Buses spent the day putting together 80 bikes for kids in the Triad. They plan on donating the bikes to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater High Point and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of High Point.
The children were be surprised with the brand new bikes and new helmets, and got the chance to meet Bobby Labonte himself. U.S. National Champion Cyclist, Freddie Rodriguez, gave the children a safety lesson in bike riding.
President and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, Caley Edgerly, said the best part was just to see a smile on the volunteers and kids faces.
"Not only do the employees get the chance to build them, and see a child in need that otherwise wouldn't have a bike, start a school season, new school, new bike, and the excitement on the employee's faces, and the children's faces."
The bike giveaway will kick off several events this weekend, including the Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride this Saturday, September 8. All the proceeds earned from the ride will go to local charities.