DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — A 91-year-old man known as the 'Bicycle Man' made a donation of 30 bikes to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for children in need.
Leon McClung, 91, repairs discarded bicycles for children in need during the holiday seasons. The sheriff's office says he ensures each bike is in good shape before donating it.
“Hi, take a look at these 91-year-old hands. God has guided these hands to move over every part of this bicycle to make sure it is in the best looking and working order as possible,” McClung writes in a note attached to each bike.
“I hope you cherish and take care of it as much as I have enjoyed fixing it for you. Now as it leaves these hands and goes into your hands, may God guide your hands to have many days of enjoyment from riding this bike.”
“May it guide you to always be looking to God for guidance in your life also. If you do this the joy you knew from riding the bike will be much greater by following his guidance in your life."
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McClung, along with his son, Bruce, and Fort Pane Fire Department Battalion Chief Wade Gorham delivered the bikes to the sheriff's office on November 17.
The sheriff's office will be distributing the backs to kids throughout the holiday season. If you know a child in need that would like a bike, give the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office a call at 256-845-3801.