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Groups team up to help Richmond kids in need

'Giving bikes to children is a very fulfilling'
Posted: 7:53 PM, Feb 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-23 20:01:47-05
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Three Richmond area non-profit organizations teamed up Sunday for the Icicle Bicycle Ride to help children and families in need.

The Richmond Area Bicycling Association, Soles4Souls and the Richmond Community Toolbanks hosted the ride, which featured two cycling routes: a 34 miler and a 43 miler.

Organizers accepted donations of clothes and shoes that will be distributed to those in need.

"We feel like giving bikes to children is a very fulfilling thing,” the Richmond Area Bicycling Association Foundation’s Kim Moore said. “It also allows our club members to do something that they feel like they can see the immediate impact. When they put together a bike -- hundreds of bikes -- they can see how much
their work has gone back to the community.”

Officials said nearly 90 people took part in the ride.

Last year’s event raised $2500 and collected over 300 pounds of clothing and shoes.

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