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Portland bike center gives away 300 bikes to local kids

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More than 300 children’s bikes have new homes after a local bike center gave them away Sunday to local kids in need.

The Community Cycling Center has been giving bikes away for since 1995 and so far they have given away more than 10,000 bikes to children.

The event was held at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Kids were taught the importance of wearing a helmet while biking, and then they were able take their new rides for a test drive.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer attended the event and said it was magical to see the kids’ faces light up when receiving their bikes.

The Community Cycling Center said they want to give away at least 1,000 bikes next year. 

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