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More than 1,800 Bikes, 1,600 Helmets, $75,000 Collected at Bikes for Tykes

We hope to make the holiday a little brighter for a lot of St. Louis-area kids this year.

December 17, 2018

The second year of our Bikes for Tykes campaign saw more than double the results in bikes, helmets, toys, volunteers and monetary donations. The USMC's Toys for Tots program is now going to distribute all these gifts to kids throughout the St. Louis Metro area in Missouri and Illinois.

GALLERY: Bikes for Tykes 48 Hour Drive!

Check out some photos and video from our 48-hour bike drive, below. 

Thanks to our great community business partners and wonderful listeners of KMOX, Y98, KEZK, NOW 96.3 and KFTK who helped all weekend long. 

The totals come in as follows:

More than 1,850 bikes for kids, aged toddler to 18 (748 in 2017).

More than 1,600 helmets (350 in 2017).

More than $75,000 in partner-raised funds from donors and employees of great St. Louis companies! ($15k in 2017). With donations still coming in, through Thursday at KEZK.com/bikes.

We filled a 53-foot trailer with toys and helmets, two 53-foot trailers with bikes and a 26-foot box truck with six additional pallets of still-boxed bikes, stacked to the ceiling.

This would not have been possible without the great support of our Corporate Partners! Take a look back at our Bikes for Tykes page to see everyone who helped make it happen, here.