Variety Children’s Charity of St. Louis bike give away

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis will give away more than 150 bikes to St. Louis area kids on Saturday for their 2017 Bikes for Kids event.

Close to 100 Variety volunteers arrived at Parkway Central High School Saturday morning ready to build these bikes. The bikes will be given away to kids from different agencies living with disabilities.

In addition, a team from Creative Mobility in Chicago will do the fittings for the Variety kids who will pedal away with custom built therapeutic bikes. The specially made bikes cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 dollars.

Organizers say their families would not have been able to afford them without help from Variety.

Volunteers also gave kids helmets, bike locks and safety instructions.

Variety the Children`s Charity has been a pillar of the St. Louis community, helping local kids with physical and developmental disabilities, for more than 80 years.

Organizers say Variety has evolved over the years but the passion they have for kids remains the same. FOX 2's John Pertzborn emceed today's event.