“Project Broken Wheel” will be in full force again this year to give children their wish of a bicycle come true this holiday season.

“Project Broken Wheel” is looking for volunteers to help refurbish bicycles at Twin River Casino. Even if you are not mechanically inclined, they will need volunteers to clean the bikes, pump tires, register information – every little bit helps. Each of the children and organizations that receive these bicycles are very thankful for all the efforts. Currently the program has donated 557 bicycles and we look forward to breaking the 600 bicycle donation mark this year!

“Project Broken Wheel” refurbishes bicycles given to us from communities across Rhode Island and local Police Departments. The donated bikes get seat replacements, tires repaired, chains fixed, reflectors placed on tires/front & back of bike, and even touch up paint and some TLC and the bikes look close to brand new with a holiday bow. Over the course of the 6 years, the program has donated 557 bicycles to local children’s organizations (Manville Family Literacy Center, Lincoln Adopt-A-Family, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Institure for the Study & Practice of Non-Violence, Martin Luther King Family Center, Children & Family Services, Saint Lucy Heart, Salve Regina University Scholarship Program & local underprivileged families in the area.) This year they are looking to donate 50 bicycles to children during the holiday season!!

“Project Broken Wheel” dates and times:

  • Sunday – December 7th from 1pm-4pm
  • Monday – December 8th from 5pm-8pm
  • Thursday – December 11th from 5pm-8pm
  • Monday – December 15th from 5pm-8pm

For more information, contact Frank Martucci at 401-475-8495