Responding to a social media message from a parent in San Manuel, Arizona concerning the unfortunate theft of her daughters’ bicycle, the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) immediately sprang into action to make things right. The daughter’s bicycle that she worked so hard for was stolen in this small community and she was devastated.
As frequent contributors to the community in which we ride, host community events, and perform volunteer clean-up’s, TRS felt it was incumbent that they immediately raise funds within our membership to help-out the small community of San Manuel. Within two days of making the event known to the TRS membership, the necessary funds were collected, and a local bicycle shop provided a discount on a brand-new bike.
TRS has a special bond with the residents of San Manuel where it hosts the annual San Manuel Copper Classic, a statewide motorcycle race as part of the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association State Championship Series (AMRA) and wanted to immediately respond to the community.
On the morning of Sunday June 7th. representatives from TRS met the young girl and her family and delivered the new bike. The young girl and family were ecstatic and surprised with the outpouring of generosity exhibited by TRS members.
TRS thanks all club members who were able to contribute to this worthy cause. It feels great to be part of a good news story during these very difficult times.
TRS members in photo from left to right; Mike Cook, Shawn Barney, George Wysopal and Tim McGuire
(Photo credit to Rich Broeker)