Freebirds Says "Merry Christmas" with Free Bikes to Bryan Students

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Freebirds World Burrito will give away 12 new bicycles, helmets, and locks to 12 Fannin Elementary students in Bryan.

Through its Freebikes program, now in its ninth year, Freebirds will award bikes and accessories to the winners of a school-wide essay / picture competition.

One boy and one girl from each grade level Kindergarten through fifth grade will win.

Freebikes will take place during an assembly on December 14 at 2 p.m. at Fannin Elementary, 1200 Baker Street in Bryan.

A bicycle safety presentation to be presented by Officer James Hauke with the Bryan Police Department will be incorporated into the presentation assembly for the benefit of the entire student body.

Kindergarten: Peyton Chitty and Alejandro Reyes

1st Grade: Grecia Nunez and Joe Perez

2nd Grade: Kailey Bernal and Luis Silva

3rd Grade: Alyssa M. Mur and William Sharp

4th Grade: Krystal Galindo and Ivan Torrez

5th Grade: Rebecca Goldsby and Jose Guadalupe Gomez

A Christmas holiday tradition, the Freebikes program began in 1999 when Freebirds World Burrito instituted a community action program to get more children on bicycles.

Throughout the year, Freebirds customers donate money through the local restaurants to help support the program. To date, Freebirds has given away over 100 bicycles, helmets, and locks.