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      11th annual ''Bikes for Tikes'' kicks off


      You have the chance to help out northern Michigan children this holiday season by donating a gift that they can enjoy for years to come.


      The 11th annual "Bikes for Tikes" program kicked off today - and this year, organizers are hoping for 400 bikes.


      All shapes and sizes are accepted (regular bikes, tricycles, big wheels, scooters, etc.) - and will be assembled and distributed by volunteers throughout northwest Michigan.


      Organizers say this is an opportunity to help kids who may not get a Christmas gift otherwise.


      "It can be life changing. It can be the best present that they can possibly have, because it means far more than just a bike," said Mike Kent, representing Bill Marsh and Bikes for Tikes. "It means that they get to ride around the neighborhood, they get to be like all the other kids - and to put them in a new bike - that's a very very special gift."


      New bikes can be dropped off at several places across the area through December 20th:


      Radio stations 106KHQ and 104.5 Bob FM


      Bill Marsh Dealerships - Bill Marsh Ford Kalkaska, Bill Marsh Buick/GMC, Bill Marsh Chrysler, Bill Marsh Hyundai


      VFW Post on Veterans Drive in Traverse City





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