My son, and I go trail bike riding every weekend, on any path that he can and is willing to take on, and after all that riding he practices his BMX skills at the BMX courses. He is prodigy in my books, I have never rode like him at his age, of 6. And his bike is from cool colors he wanted from walmart, so he does not have lighter weight or easier to control/access kind of bike.
I am writing to ask if you, REI, have connections to any company, organizations or person(s) that provide used top performance trail bikes as a giveaway or discounted pricing?
I am not one to hold out my hands and ask for anything, just one that seeks information to provide a better equipment for my son, so he may excel even more and better his performance on the course or trails.
Thank You, I kindly appreciate any information you should throw my way.
While we are not aware of any organizations that offer kid's mountain bikes as a giveaway or at a discount, you may want to connect with a local biking organization like a bmx club or mountain bike team. Additionally, there are some other options for you to consider: first, keep an eye on re-sale websites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for a quality used bike, you can even post that you are on the look out for one and you may get some leads. Secondly, you can check in with your local REI store to see if they have any returned bikes that have been marked down.
Most importantly, keep encouraging your son to get out and ride!
Hopefully this helps, thanks!
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