WZYP’s ‘Bikes or Bust’ collects huge amount of bikes in 13th year — help Mojo & team reach their goal

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The WZYP “Bikes or Bust” event is a holiday tradition here in Huntsville, but time is running out to participate.  The deadline to donate is 6 p.m. Monday.

It looks like 2015 is going to be a big success.  As of 2 p.m. Monday, Mojo and the team had collected nearly 1,400 bikes and monetary donations.

Mojo has been up in a scissor lift since Thursday, November 19 with the goal of collecting 2,105 bikes.  He’s got a porta-potty, a table and he’s been in the elements.  He does it for one reason, though.

“The kids, to be honest, the children of the Tennessee Valley,” said Mojo. “The idea of Bikes or Bust is to give those same children a present on Christmas that they will remember the rest of their lives, because we all remember our first bike.”

Many people dropped off bikes over the weekend, whether it was one or two, or a whole truckload.  Every single one of them will make a difference and bring a smile to a child’s face on Christmas morning.

Monday afternoon, Huntsville Police and Community Watch members helped in the collection drive, bringing 51 bikes.

“The officers have donated money and the people in the Huntsville Community Watch organization have donated money and bikes and there is also a motorcycle group… the Kings Distance Riders also contributed,” said RheaJoela Caldwell, the Community Watch President.

This is the 13th year for the WZYP Bikes or Bust event.  It’s all happening in the parking lot of Ashley Furniture on South Memorial Parkway.