The Bike Build is a way Team 75 gives back to the community. The Bike Build is a unique event that allows teams participating at a FIRST robotics Regional to work together in the midst of a competition, encouraging team bonding and community service. In 15 bike builds, we have donated a total of 190 bikes.
Team 75 seeks to continue the event in years to come. To participate, FRC team(s) are divided into several groups. These groups compete in a trivia challenge to earn points. These points will be used to "purchase" parts from bike kits purchased or donated by a Business or sponsor. Teams race to complete the build of the bikes before putting them through a safety course, making sure that they have everything tightened down and allowing for some fun activity of riding the newly built bikes. After the bikes have been built, each team decorates their bike with a helmet and lock.
Through the Bike Build, Team 75 has witnessed firsthand what a difference a bike can make in a child's life. Most of the children receiving these bikes are actually getting the first bike they have ever had. The Bike Build event has been a truly emotional event for both the kids and families of the Boys and Girls Clubs, and the FIRST members participating.
Bike Build History
Team 75 donated 12 bikes to 12 students at the Bridgewater-Raritan District Event with Team 56.
Team 75 donated 12 bikes to 12 students at the Bridgewater-Raritan District Event with Team 1370.
Team 75 co-hosted a bike build with Team 1370 from Delaware at the TCNJ District. Our team also hosted their own Bike Build event at the Bridgewater event. In both events, the bikes were donated to the Boys and Girls Club.
Team 75 hosted a Bike Build at the Rutgers District Event in which they donated bikes to the Trenton Boys and Girls Club, and again at the MAR Regional Event in which they donated bikes to the Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club. Through a trivia game, members of various FRC teams compete to build bikes, which were then put through a safety test and then donated.
During the 2011 Virginia FIRST FRC regional competition, Team 75 hosted a Bike Build event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Richmond, Virginia.
The 2009 Bike Build was the first bike build our team hosted. We donated twelve bikes to twelve kids at the Chesapeake Regional.