Monday, December 3, 2012

Village Dirtbags collecting bikes

With a name that makes them sound less than upstanding, the Village Dirtbags has a holiday mission that reveals a patriotic spirit and heart of gold.
For the seventh year, the mountain biking enthusiasts are collecting bicycles and helmets for children of military members stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
“The guys really look forward to this,” organizer Roger McConnell said of the bicyclists who make up the group.
This year, they hope to give away as many as 125 bikes and helmets.
“I think we’re pretty close to that mark,” he said.
The Village Dirtbags — their motto is “More than cycling” — began the program by giving out 12 bikes the first year. In 2011, they handed out 100.

Village Dirtbags collecting bikes : Vandenberg

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