After 17 years, the Yellow Bike Program continues to put smiles on kids faces when they get their new wheels. Saturday some Ellsworth airmen and Rotary members joined together at the Yellow Bike Program garage to fix up some old bikes. The bikes are donated to the program and volunteers fix them up to give them to kids in need. At the end of the year, smaller bikes will go to toys for tots and make a wish angel trees.
Tim Pederson a Rotarian that volunteered for the Yellow Bike Program says "people may know Rotary is about service projects and so we are no different and the Yellow Bike Program needed some help so we decided that our group would volunteer today and help the rehabilitate some bikes."
Dale Bishop of the Yellow Bike Program welcomes the help of volunteers because he says bikes are so important to children. He says "we feel like every child deserves his or her own bike, its freedom to a child, a bicycle."
The Yellow Bike program has rehabilitated about 8,000 bikes.