Posted: May 5, 2013 9:06 PM by Tara Grimes - MTN News
Updated: May 5, 2013 9:07 PM
With the help of the community and 25 sponsors, the Great Falls non-profit organization Cruise 4 Kids gave away 72 bikes to third grade students on Saturday morning.
The youngsters also received a helmet, safety tips, and rode a course to make sure the bike was properly fitted.
Organizers said many of the schools made students show extra effort in eating healthy and exercising before they could be entered in a drawing to win one of the bikes.
"Good behavior and eating right can get you good rewards," third grade student and bike recipient Cougar Hill said.
Organizers said every year they've been able to hand out more bikes. Their goal is to someday have enough sponsors for every third grader to receive a bike.
The organization will also host its 4th Annual Ride in Ulm on June 15th to encourage families to get out and about.
For more information you can visit the Cruise 4 Kid's website by clicking here.