A local group named Friends of Folsom, gave away bikes refurbished by an inmate at Folsom prison to children in need this holiday season.
Jennifer Dokes was at Folsom Eagles Sunday afternoon picking up bikes for the children of a family friend.
"They have two smaller children and they don't get much," Dokes said. "They don't have a vehicle so when they do go across to the store this could probably make it easier."
Jonnie Wilson was with her grandson picking out a bike with him. She found out about the giveaway in an online neighborhood group.
"He doesn't have a bike so this means the world to us," Wilson said.
The bikes are all shiny but not new.
They were put together with old parts by inmate Mauricio Argueta. He restored 200 bikes for this Christmas.
"There's a lot of difficulty going on," said Jeff Garcia, Friends of Folsom. "One bicycle to one kid and you can see the parents and you can see the grandparents and how it changes their perspective for the evening it means a lot to us."
Many of the bikes were donated and even dropped off outside the prison.
The bike donation has been a tradition since 1986, and the Cameron Park Rotary Club works with the prison to help cover the costs for parts.
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