Released: November 18, 2015 - Wednesday, 06:01 PM

Christmas Bike Donations

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: N/APlace of Occurrence: N/AVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: N/AThe San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Bike Program is currently seeking helmet donations for the Christmas Bike Giveaway which will be held on Wednesday, December 16th at 12:00 pm at the Sheriff’s Honor Farm.
This program was set up 26 years ago to promote the holiday spirit by giving away refurbished bicycles and new helmets to underprivileged children in San Luis Obispo County. Due to the generosity of the people of this County, the program has continued to be a big success.
Currently the Sheriff’s Office Honor Farm is the assembly point for bicycles that are donated and in need of repair. Inmates who are housed at the Honor Farm make the repairs. The program instills in the inmates a positive work ethic, self-respect and a sense of worth to the community.
Local businesses have been very helpful by selling us bicycle replacement parts at cost or donating returned bicycles that need only a small amount of repair.
Individuals and businesses who wish to donate children’s bicycles helmets can bring the helmet to any of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol stations or to the Sheriff’s Honor Farm located on Highway 1. If you would like to make a monetary contribution for the purchase of parts or helmets, please send a check to:

Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation
Attn: Bicycle Fund
P.O. Box 3752
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

Please note: we are no longer accepting adult bicycles and will take only children’s bicycles. If you know a child in need of a bicycle, please e-mail Sergeant Denise Armstrong at: [email protected] to request a Christmas Bicycle Application. All applications are due by: November 25th, 2015.