Christmas Bike Ride and Giveaway

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The Gulf Coast Bicycle Club is spreading holiday cheer with a bike drive and ride taking place over the weekend in Long Beach.

More than 120 bikes will be donated tomorrow to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department to distribute.

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Before the giveaway takes place, there will be a bike ride starting at 7:30 a.m. at Long Beach Harbor across from Burger King with the presentation of the bikes to follow at 8:30. Gulf Coast Bicycle Club President Eddie Holmes said, “We have probably 40 events and this is by far my favorite. I think this is the best thing that we do because it just really helps people that need help. We are happy to do it and hope we can continue to do it.”

Over the course of nearly five years, the club has given away 500 bikes to the community. The club will still be accepting bike donations until this Tuesday.

If you would like to contribute go to the Gulf Coast Bicycle Club’s Facebook page.