Local company helps Santa by building bikes

Published: Dec. 10, 2016 at 7:42 PM CST
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Employees at Reynolds And Reynolds got their tool boxes out to help Santa assemble 100 bikes Saturday morning.

Dozens of people worked for hours to complete Santa’s order. The bikes are for the families of first responders in Brazos County.

William Wright kept the wheels moving on the build so the presents could be delivered in the nick of time.

"A bike is a very traditional Christmas present I would say. It's what a lot of kids would like so it's our way of giving back to the families in the community that we want to say thank you to," said William Wright, Commissioner of the Bike Build.

Volunteers put together bikes of all sizes and colors, each one designed for a child who has been good all year.

"I had like these little frizzles and stuff so it's just something fun for them," said volunteer Nathan Michie.

Employees got the bikes road ready so Christmas morning can go over a little smoother for the families of first responders.

Sgt. Jason James, with Bryan Police, says no assembly was required, which was a big relief.

"It's going to be a little less stress that's one less thing they have to go out and buy or build," said James.

James says he's thankful for the gift. He says time and money is often stretched thin for first responders and their families during the holiday season.

"If we're there Christmas morning or not there Christmas morning it's still family time, and being able to have presents there for kids it's going to be exciting,” said James.

Wright says he knows the joy a bike cans bright a child on Christmas. He said just last year Santa gave one to his five year old.

"My son got a bike last year and I know how excited he was to ride it around the neighborhood so I just hope that the kids to get them and enjoy them," said Wright.

James says if Santa brings his five year old a bike this Christmas, he will have one excited child.

"He's going to be ecstatic about it because he knows he'll get to go and play outside play with us, ride a bike," said James.

Reynolds and Reynolds helps Santa give bikes to different sets of children each year. This year they provided bikes for the children of first responders. Last year they provided bikes for children of local soldiers.