GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — More than a dozen mountain bikes and other items used by a local program that helps at-risk youth were stolen.
It’s a major setback for the riverside educational center. Now they’re turning to the public to ask for support so they can continue to support these youth.
The Riverside Educational Center is an after school program that helps at-risk kids.
Students K-12 take part in the program, which supports them through education and fun activities.
But this weekend, a trailer, 18 mountain bikes, and 20 bicycle helmets were stolen from the REC’s office.
The bikes were used to help reward and incentivize the kids to study, and for outdoor education and enrichment.
The REC needs to replace these bikes.
The program is asking folks who have working condition mountain bikes of all sizes to donate them, so students can get back on the trails.
You can donate cash or bikes by contacting the REC through these few options:
Call: (970) 316-2692