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What’s summer for a child without a bike?

Learning to ride a bike gives kids confidence, a feeling of independence, and pure joy. Unfortunately though, not every kid is given the chance to experience these things due to circumstances beyond their control. While we wish that we could help every child around the world feel the pleasure that comes from riding a bike, we can help some of the ones in our community.

That’s why, for the fourth year in a row, Symbility Intersect has partnered with My First Wheels, a charity that collects bicycles for children in lower-income neighbourhoods across the greater Toronto area, to make sure that a few more kids get the summer they deserve this year.

As is now tradition, instead of taking off early for the Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto, the Intersect team came into the office for our 4th Annual Bike Day. We split into teams and worked to assemble 14 children’s bikes. Once the bikes were done, the teams also got creative and created cards to go along with the bikes that would be given to children along with a gift certificate for helmets and locks as well.

“Out of all the great things we do here at Intersect, Bike Day is probably my favourite day of the year,” said Symbility Intersect’s CEO, Paul Crowe. “I know the joy and pride I felt watching my own kids learn to ride a bike, so to be able to help bring those feelings to other families is a real pleasure. It’s also great to see our team get so excited and involved with something that makes the community around us a better place.”

If you’d like to see just how involved and excited the Intersect team got about building bikes for kids, take a look at the video below:

If you’d like to learn more, make a donation, or get involved with My First Wheels, please check out their website here.