Riding 4 Kids to raise money for nonprofit’s vacation bikes – Shelby County Reporter

By EMILY SPARACINO | Personal editor

CHELSEA – Bikes 4 Kids, a Chelsea-based nonprofit, will once again be providing free custom bikes to children this Christmas, and anyone interested in contributing to the cause will have an in-person opportunity to do so next month.

The organization’s Riding 4 Kids fundraising ride will take place on the morning of Saturday, June 18 in Shelby County.

“We’ll meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Chelsea,” said Bikes 4 Kids founder Charlie Bradford. “From there we will go to various stops, including Harley Davidson in Pelham, and we will end at the Dive Bar in Montevallo.”

The cost per motorcycle is $20, plus $10 for an additional passenger.

“We want to hit around $5,000,” Bradford said. “If we can get 200 bikes, we should be pretty close to that.”

Those wishing to participate can register online with Bikes 4 Kids on Messenger, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Chelsea or at any of the stops, if required.

Bradford said the event is open to everyone and will include family-oriented entertainment, activities and food trucks at the final stop in Montevallo starting around 4 p.m.

Additionally, Show N Sounds will host a sound competition, and custom bikes and classic cars will be on display.

Bad Boy Toyz in Jemison will also unveil a custom chopper bike.

“It’s also the same day as Montevallo Arts Fest, so there will be plenty more to do,” Bradford said. “It’s going to be a big deal all day.”

For more information, or to register or sponsor the Riding 4 Kids event, contact Bradford via the Bikes 4 Kids Inc. B4K Facebook page, @B4KSCB.

Wiley C. Thompson