'Bicycle Woman' to collect donations in Wake Forest

Anne Mathis

She's now known as the "Bicycle Woman." Moses Mathis' widow is keeping alive his dream of giving children in need a free bicycle for Christmas.

Ann Mathis oversaw last year's bicycle give-away. It's something she promised her husband she would do, and keep his dream, and his project alive.

Moses Mathis died a year ago this July.

So far this year, Ann says she has collected and refurbished just over 350 bicycles.

Now, she's getting donations from as far away as Durham and Raleigh. Saturday, Ann will set up her collection truck in Wake Forest.

"Last year, we went there. We got over 300 bikes, and then people are calling us for bikes in Raleigh," said Ann, "but we just can't get up there for one or two bikes. So we decided to have a drop-off point."

Mathis says she'll also accept donations, computers, and children's clothes for kids this Christmas.

The Bicycle Man Community Outreach Project's bike drop-off drive is Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Greater Works Community Fellowship Church in Wake Forest. The address is 1428 Wall Road.

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