STL Bicycle Works nearing 30 years of giving bikes to community | KSDK.com

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You've heard the old saying "it's as easy as riding a bike." But it's hard to learn if you don't own one.

Chayna Thomas can't wait to get a free bike.

"I signed up for this class because I love riding bikes and I knew that if I took the opportunity to get a free bike that I would know new things," said Thomas.

The program providing Thomas with her free bike is called St. Louis Bicycle Works. Graduates of the six-week program earn a bike, helmet, light and lock. Patrick Van Der Tuin is the founder of BWorks.

"Usually, when the kids come in the first day, they're a little nervous," said Van Der Tuin. "But usually once they get into the class a couple of days, pretty quickly realize what a fun environment it is and how caring the volunteers are."

MoBikeFed comment: St. Louis Bicycle Works is one of the best organizations of its type in the U.S.

Well worth checking out if you are in St. Louis. Or visit their web site:

http://www.bworks.org/bikeworks/

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