Denison man taking donated bikes to fix and give to needy kids

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -- A Denison man wants your old bikes. He's fixing them up with the plans of giving them out to needy people in the community.

"I like working on bikes, and getting out of the house and doing things."

Robert Monday lives in Denison and has a passion for fixing bikes of all shapes and sizes.

This past Christmas, he was inspired to use that passion for something bigger when he thought of the parents who couldn't afford to give children bikes of their own.

"I figured I would make it easier for the unfortunate kids and parents to put a smile on their faces by giving them something nearly every kid wants," Monday said, "which is a bike."

Monday is now taking donated bikes and bike parts and fixing them up in his tool shed. He has a goal of fixing 25 bikes before he starts giving them away to people in need of a bike in Texoma.

"If they could donate anything bike related...I don't want cash," Monday said. "If they wanna spend money and buy helmets for safety or something, that'd be cool."

He said his bike renovations can take up to five hours. He's only doing it to help the community.

"It's the joy of seeing the smile on the kids' faces, and the parents," he said. "Helping to make the kids have a good Christmas or birthday."

Monday has a Facebook page for his bikes. If you have a bike you'd like to donate, click the link on the side of this page.

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