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Sebastian man raising money to modify bikes for local special needs community

Posted at 8:15 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 07:39:23-04

If you have a bike in Sebastian, there's a good chance you know Marlon Warren. 

“I’ve always had a love for bicycles, since the age of 12,” Warren says.

Warren grew up in poverty in the projects of Chicago. At one point he was sleeping on the floor of his home as drug dealers roamed the streets around him. 

He escaped that life five years ago, moving Florida and determined to find a purpose. 

He found the answer on two wheels. 

“I felt that there was a need to do more with bicycles,” said Warren.

His business, Sebastian's Beach Bikes caters to bike riders across Sebastian, serving as the only bike repair in town. 

Warren said the community has embraced him, and now he's looking to give back, by embracing a group he says is underserved. 

“From childhood, all the way up to adult age, there's a lot of children in our community that are with disabilities,” he says.

A father of a special needs child himself, his goal is to make those with disabilities have bikes of their own. 

Warren specializes in modifying bikes for the handicapped, and now he’s turning to the community to help raise money and expand his business.

He wants to modify even more, giving his fellow neighbors a sense of freedom. 

“Whether you want to go to the beach, or ride on a trail, there's something out there for everybody,” he says.

Click here for more info on how you can help Warren.