North Beach Locals Gather Bikes for Kids

A couple of men from San Clemente's North Beach neighborhood are teaming up to order, assemble and donate bicycles for the Orange County Firefighters' Christmas toy drive this year.

The Orange County Fire Authority's 2012 Spark of Love toy drive will be receiving at least half a dozen bicycles this week, organized, collected, assembled and delivered by two North Beach men.

Pete van Nuys, who owns the Urban Bicycle Outfitters bike rental shop at the North Beach Metrolink station, and resident George Gregory had ordered six or seven bikes as of Tuesday. Van Nuys said they plan to assemble them Thursday evening.

San Clemente's new Mayor Bob Baker pledged $130 for to buy a bike when Gregory and van Nuys announced their plan at Tuesday's city council meeting.

They also said at that time that six local businesses had gotten involved to donate bikes, as well as one from van Nuys himself.

george gregory December 07, 2012 at 10:17 PM
14 bikes so far have been donated and are at 1900 north el camino real that are going on the toy train saturday night at north beach 6-8pm come and see them and Santa
Gene Gilbert December 08, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Awesome guys!!


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