More than 200 Philly children receive free bicycle for Christmas in July

"Look at them as friends," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Cynthia Dorsey.

Dan Wing
July 11, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Comcast and the Philly Pops teamed up to give 205 bikes away for Christmas in July.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philly Pops teamed up with Comcast for their 5th annual Christmas in July bike giveaway on Wednesday morning. 

The Comcast Center was decked out with Christmas trees and other decorations. Carolers, Santa Claus (donning summer apparel), and a quartet of trumpets greeted families. All 205 bikes were tagged for a specific child who is a member of a police, fire, or military family from the area. Before giving out the bikes, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Cynthia Dorsey shared her fond memories of her bike, telling the kids they're more than just a toy.

"Look at them as friends," Dorsey said. "Look at them as tools that will take you from childhood into adulthood. They will keep you fit, they will keep you happy, they will keep you with friends. They will help you ride with families."

The event also marked the on-sale date for tickets to the Philly Pops' popular Christmas concert series in December.