Casper Police Pairs with Local Non-Profits for Holiday Bicycle Giveaway

It's the season of giving and the Casper Police Department plans to give away unclaimed recovered bicycles this holiday season.

As part of their "Our community" campaign, Casper Police have elected to give the bikes to non-profit organizations and those groups will can give them out as they see fit.

Throughout the year the police recover many stolen bikes and many of them are go un-claimed.

This year Casper Police collected roughly 150 bikes, some big and small.

Casper Police Detective John Hatcher commented, “Before, we have given them away at an auction, and we decided now to give them to non-profits and hopefully these non-profits can get them out to people and right now during this time of Christmas season, hopefully these non-profits can get these out to kids."

Casper non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for these bicycles using the form on the Casper Police's website.

The application period closes Friday, December 1, 2017.

A department committee will allocate the bicycles based on the requests.