Released: November 9, 2017 - Thursday, 12:04 PM

Christmas Bicycle Donations

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: N/APlace of Occurrence: N/AVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: N/AThe Season of Giving is here! The 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 Friday, December 15th at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff’s Honor Farm.
This program was set up 28 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.
We are having an early kick off to the event on Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 PM at the San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market thanks to The Sandlot Group of San Luis Obispo. The Sandlot Group works towards building character, confidence and community through sports. They are a local non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of sport and overall health for youth in our community. They have graciously agreed to purchase $10,000 worth of bikes from Arts Cyclery and will be donating all of them to the Sheriff’s Office Bicycle Program. If you would like to request a bike from this event or the December 15th giveaway, please request an application from the e-mail address listed below or go to the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office website.
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. This year we are partnering with Bike SLO County, who provided a professional bike mechanic to mentor the inmates on repairing bicycles. Bike SLO County will be on-site at the December 15 event to provide helmet adjustments and talk to children about bike safety.
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 Council
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 Matt Andrews at: [email protected] to request a Christmas Bicycle Application or visit All applications are due by: November 30th, 2017.