1st Annual James Patrick Graden Fun Run

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Be Part of the Biggest Holiday Bicycle Giveaway in Volusia County!

We're on a mission to collect enough NEW bicycles that we can fill the back of a semi-trailer! We estimate that to be 100+ bicycles that will be gifted to kids in our community.

james patrick graden santa fun runThe James Patrick Graden Fun Run is sponsored by Russ Parks, of Parks Logistics, LLC to honor his brother who passed away earlier this year. James was the local Santa in his hometown of Chicago and each year he donned his suit & delivered Christmas gifts to children in his community.

We want to help carry-on this tradition and have joined forces with Troy's Pub and Parks Logistics to organize this bicycle drive. We are seeking donations of NEW trikes and bicycles for kids ages 2 to 15-ish.

We are working with city council members, law enforcement, teachers & clergy to seek out families who can benefit from a little extra holiday cheer. 

Sunday, Dec. 9th: Mystery Fun Run

Be part of our mystery fun run! Join us at Troy's Pub and ride to a variety of bars, breweries, businesses as we spread the word about our bicycle drive. The goal is to obtain donation commitments & start donation funds at as many locations as possible. We need lots of boots on the ground, or in this case, tires on the pavement.

Meet at 10am, stands up at 11am and we'll provide the locations.
We'll start you off with a complimentary cup of our new coffee, Real American Joe & throw in some goodies throughout the day. 

Feel free to don your Santa, Mrs. Claus or Elf suit and/or decorate your bike. Let's be seen and have a great time!

Sunday, Dec. 16th: Distribution Party

Imagine the look on the faces of over 100 local kids receiving a brand new bike this holiday season. Imagine how cool it will be to fill an entire semi with trikes & bikes! 

Bicycles will be going to children from Family Renew, Holly Hill K-8, UBIC and HUM, along with others. 

The distribution party will take place from 2-4pm. There will be an after party for adults with live entertainment,delicious food, and ice cold beer & wine. 

If you'd like to volunteer time to help ensure a safe & smooth distribution process, we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to donate a bicycle, gift card or cash, we'd love to hear from you too! Please get in touch with us via our Contact form





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