Red Rock Radio’s Bike Drive 2013 exceeds goal of 300 bikes

Bikes are stored for the holiday giveaway. Submitted
Bikes are stored for the holiday giveaway. Submitted
Red Rock Radio’s 17th annual Bike Drive exceeded its goal of 300 bikes with a total of 351 bikes collected.

The Bike Drive was held Dec. 6-14 at the Hermantown and Superior Wal-Mart stores, and the public was encouraged to stop by either location and donate a brand-new bicycle for a child or teenager. Red Rock Radio collected 140 bikes that week.

Russ Francisco and Bob Rogers from Marine General have been instrumental supporters and contributors to the Bike Drive for many years. They collected 130 bikes for the Bike Drive.

Jarrod Walker from Midwest Coin Concepts organizes a Dart Tournament to fund the Bike Drive every year. This year’s tournament was held Dec. 14 at the Gopher Bar in West Duluth and raised $3,800, which was enough to purchase 60 bikes. Over the last seven years they have raised over $33,000 and donated 660 bikes.

Halvor Lines of Superior donated $1,800 and Superior Choice Credit Union $807.

Red Rock Radio’s Bike Drive has collected thousands of bikes over the years for kids in need in the Northland.

The bikes are being distributed by the Salvation Army of Duluth and Superior, and the Superior Fire Department this week.