Posted by Bill Poppen on Apr 21, 2023
We need your help at the upcoming Bike Build event on Saturday, May 6, 2023. This is our 13th Bike Build and promises to be our biggest one yet.

We'll be assembling 180 brand new bikes for distribution to kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade in the Bayview area of San Francisco. This event is a financial partnership among the Rotary Club of San Francisco, the Rotary Club of San Francisco Bayview, the Rotary Club of San Francisco Greater Mission, the Bayview Hunter's Point YMCA, TogetherSF, and the Academy of Art University. Also partnering with us on the event will be the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Firefighter's Union, and the Salvation Army Kroc Center. In addition, the SF Bike Coalition and YBike San Francisco will have representatives at the event.
We'll begin building the bikes at 8 AM in the TogetherSF warehouse so we can have them ready for the kids when they arrive at 12 noon. We will have the entire block of York Street at Mariposa closed for the event. The kids and their families will choose their bike as well as a free helmet and bike lock when they arrive at the York Street location. Representatives from the SF Bike Coalition, YBike, and the Rotary Clubs will ensure proper bike and helmet fitting. SFPD officers will work with the kids on bike safety and security as they try their bikes out on the closed street.

We also plan to have a fire truck at the event, and the Salvation Army will provide free meals for the kids and families.

You may sign up for the entire day, just the bike assembly from 8 AM to 12 noon, or the bike distribution and clean-up from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.