We had a chance to put a smile on the faces of three children whose family lost everything they owned when their St. Petersburg home tragically burned recently. Incredibly, their 5 year old brother died in the fire, as well. The children’s grandfather heard of our Bikes For Kids program and reached out to us.
Mary and Noel, the owners of iRide Used Bicycles at 3700 49th Street N., St. Petersburg, Florida went out of their way to make it a magical moment for these beautiful, courteous and grateful children. We were able to give them three new bikes and Mary and Noel added helmets (custom fit by Kati), bike horns and decked out each bike to the delight of the kids. Mary added some special gifts for each child as an extra surprise.
Seldom do we have the chance to make such an impact in the life of a child. It was a great day! The great folks at iRide can order any new bike, but specialize in affordable used bikes, repairs and customization. Noel had years of experience in many of the upper end shops in St. Pete before opening their store three years ago. He knows bicycles and has a collection of 500 bicycles, some of which are on display at the shop. If you are looking for a great used bike, a custom rebuild or need reliable repairs, this is the place.