Second graders gifted bikes in honor of Gordon Beesley

Wish for Wheels and Townsend partner to host Beesley Bike Build

Staff Report
Posted 9/28/21

Wish for Wheels — a nonprofit that provides bikes for kids in low-income communities — partnered with Townsend Retirement Planning to host the Beesley Bike Build at Secrest Elementary School on …

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Second graders gifted bikes in honor of Gordon Beesley

Wish for Wheels and Townsend partner to host Beesley Bike Build

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Wish for Wheels — a nonprofit that provides bikes for kids in low-income communities — partnered with Townsend Retirement Planning to host the Beesley Bike Build at Secrest Elementary School on Sept. 25, building 80 bikes for local 2nd graders.

Over 100 volunteers participated in the event, building bikes throughout the afternoon and delivering them to 40 students each at Secrest Elementary and Swanson Elementary. Both were selected for the bike donation due to them both being Title I schools.

Beesley was an avid cyclist and was known to bike with Oberon Middle School students on their way to school during his time as a School Resource Officer there. A representative from Townsend said the event would likely continue on an annual basis to honor the fallen APD officer.

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