2011 Bike Lady Final Tally - from Kate

Dear Friends of the Bike Lady:

What an amazing year it’s been! Your generosity created shiny two-wheeled holiday miracles and lifetime positive memories for 345 children under the care of Franklin County Children Services! Thank you!

We raised over $27,000 in monetary contributions, plus an additional 14 physical bike donations. Your generosity is truly astounding. Every bike included a lock, although we ran short on helmets.

The website has been updated with pictures, video and donor names. Take a moment to review. EVERY contributor turns this annual effort into realty, from the large donors to the friends who simply share our Facebook posts and emails. We appreciate each of you.

The 2011 Bike Lady season will extend to the first week of 2012 thanks to Groupon which will offer a $10 charitable Groupon to its entire central Ohio subscriber list. Purchasers of the Groupon will get a great feeling knowing they are helping to put more local FCCS kids on bikes and Bike Lady gets the entire $10 for each donation. We thank Groupon in advance for underwriting this campaign and expanding the reach of our mission.

Adding the 345 bikes of 2011, Friends of the Bike Lady have provided over 1,200 bikes, helmets and locks to FCCS kids over the last four years. Words will never be sufficient to express my gratitude for your support. I hope it’s satisfaction enough just knowing that what you’ve done year after year is truly astounding. You have positively affected and changed the lives of so many children in a simple, yet miraculous way.

May the New Year bring you many blessings for you are a blessing to others.


Kate Koch Gatch
Executive Director
Bike Lady, Inc.
PO Box 311
Blacklick, OH 43004