Children and Youth

Hollister police take part in bike giveaway

Over 80 bikes contributed to community.

Information provided by the Hollister Police Department.

The Hollister Police Department recently hosted a Turning Wheels for Kids Bike Giveaway at the department office.

Turning Wheels for Kids is a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing a new bike to children. Turning Wheels For Kids raises money through donations all year around to purchase bicycles for Children at Christmas, according to a recent police press release.

On Dec. 1, several Hollister police personnel and police explorers attended the Turning Wheels for Kids bike building event in San Jose, CA.  During that event, over 2,400 bicycles were put together by about 1,000 volunteers. Turning Wheels For Kids provided over 80 bicycles to the Hollister Police Department for our community. 

The Hollister Police Department reached out to teachers from area schools to nominate kids who they believed would benefit from a new bike this Christmas. All of the names were entered and those that were randomly selected by raffle were notified to come to the HPD headquarters to pick up their bicycle.

Community Services Officer Alex Oropeza, School Resource Officer Theresa Aguilera, CSO Patrick Kennedy, Lt. Dan Winn, Explorer Coordinator Officer Staci Esqueda and all the Hollister Police Explorers helped giveaway the bikes. 

Members of the Hollister Recreation Department assisted by helping fit each child with an appropriate helmet.

If you are interested in more information about Turning Wheels for Kids or in making a donation, visit their webpage at


BenitoLink Staff