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South Florida pays it forward with bike

Bicycle was part of Steve's Ride for the Red Cross
Townie Path Bike
Posted at 4:37 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 16:37:06-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The South Florida community continues to pay it forward with the bike from Steve's Ride for the Ride Cross.

Wheels of Wellington donated the Townie Path bicycle to Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle's annual Ride for the Red Cross, which is a week-long event that raises funds for the organization as hurricane season begins.

Townie Path Bike
Townie Path bike was donated by Wheels of Wellington.

Every year the bicycle from Steve's Ride is given away to the highest bidder. This year, longtime donor Mark Minkin won the bike by making a $2,000 pledge to the Red Cross.

Mark Minkin donates to Red Cross
Mark Minkin has donated to Steve's Ride for the Red Cross for several years. (Image from 2018)

Instead of keeping the bike, Minkin donated it to the Best Foot Forward Foundation, which helps foster care youth. The foundation plans to give the bike to one of the students in its programs.

Best Foot Forward picks up bike
A coach from the Best Foot Forward Foundation picks up the bike up from WPTV.

This year, Steve Weagle's Virtual Ride for the Red Cross raised more than $73,000 for the Red Cross.