More than 5,000 bicycles donated to charity in 24 hours by Free Bikes 4 Kidz to break Guinness World Record at Mall of America®

Dec 05, 2015, 14:59 ET from Mall of America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mall of America and non-profit organization, Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the most bicycles donated to charity in 24 hours. Throughout the last two months, approximately 4000 volunteers were involved in the collection and repair of the 5,512 bikes leading up to today's giveaway. 

The partnership between FB4K and Mall of America was announced on September 30, 2015.  In October, the non-profit organization set up a temporary workspace in the new Mall of America addition on level 1, north. The workspace was used for volunteers to collect, repair and clean bikes.

The FB4K organization is geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. They donate their bikes through a network of non-profits, community organizations, churches and schools. Since it's origination in 2008, it has given away more than 30,000 bikes.

For more information on Free Bikes 4 Kidz visit www.fb4k.org

ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest retail and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation's largest indoor family theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall is currently undergoing a $325 million expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.

ABOUT FREE BIKES 4 KIDZ
Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates gently used bikes, we organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then we give them away to kids in need.  www.FB4K.org

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