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Henderson man helps needy kids ride bikes during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 7:59 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 13:09:46-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With gyms and some hiking trails still closed in the Las Vegas valley, many have been hopping on their bikes to get outside.

Several bike shops around the valley have seen an increase in customers, but a Henderson man is also making sure kids in need get bikes for free during the pandemic.

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Bike shops were deemed essential, since some people use bikes as their primary mode of transportation. However, more and more people have been wanting to use them for recreational reasons.

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Many big box stores are actually out of bikes right now, and local bike shops are also noticing the increase in demand for purchasing and repairs.

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Robert Crane, of Henderson, is making sure kids in need also have a way to get outside with their families during this time. Crane has been fixing bikes up for kids for several years, but since the pandemic started a couple months ago, Crane has been booked solid.

"Of course I can't hug them because of social distancing, but the payoff is just seeing a child walk down that driveway with a bike," said Crane.

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Crane is always looking for donated bike parts so he can continue helping kids.