Holding a build bikes charity for your organization or team will bring your team members together for a memorable cause.
Everyone remembers the day he or she received that first bicycle, usually for Christmas or a birthday, and then spent a summer doing nothing but cycling around the block, to the park, or through the woods. But many children who are from low-income families never get to partake in that celebration and cherished childhood memory.
When your team members unite for a build bikes charity, they will arm themselves with tools and work to provide bikes to those very children. The build bikes charity is the perfect activity for a company picnic, annual event, or community service day. Partner with local charities such as the Boys and Girls Clubs to ensure the bikes your team builds get into the right hands.
The Tools You Will Need
When your team members set out to build bikes for a charity, they will need a variety of tools, including allen keys, mallets or hammers, screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches, pliers, and grease and lubricants. Ask team members to bring in tools from home, and visit a local hardware store or bike shop to purchase the tools you still need.
Ask for Help from an Expert
Before you begin your build bikes charity, contact a local bike shop or community biking group and ask one of their members to visit your organization and provide instruction to your team members. You’ll find that securing a volunteer expert for your event is not that difficult, as most bike enthusiasts love to share their enthusiasm. This expert can guide your team members through the steps of attaching bike wheels, securing a saddle to the bike, adding the handlebars, putting the pedals in place, adding the brakes, and attaching reflectors. Break your team down into smaller teams and task each team with building a bike.
Honing Team Building Skills with a Build Bikes Charity
When your team members partake in a build bikes charity, they will be honing a number of team building skills, including communication skills, creative problem solving, the management of resources, time management, connection and customer service. The team members will rely on their strengths as a cohesive team to reach their goal of providing safe and well-constructed bikes to the children in their community who have not been able to experience fun on wheels. The build bikes charity is a win-win event.