Grand opening of bike program for kids

This program just opened in Medford this weekend. It's to help teach kids and keep them safe.

Posted: Jul 21, 2019 10:14 AM
Updated: Jul 21, 2019 10:15 AM

MEDFORD, Ore--  The Familia Unida bike program is officially open.

It's a local non-profit that teaches kids how to do body work and re-build bikes and cars. The grand opening on Saturday celebrated its first ever physical store. Up until now, they've been using a trailer and moving around the community.

The creator says the bike program serves as a safe place for kids while learning new skills. "Its important to kids, because there are kids out there that need to learn the trade and this is one of the trades, building bicycles. So we want to get the kids involved in doing bicycles and when they get older they can transition to cars." said Ricardo Gutierrez Creator of Familia Unida.

The creator says the bike program also takes kids out to car shows. The purpose is to give the kids something positive and safe to do.

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