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RAs plan free bike clinic for Saturday

The Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action groups from First Baptist Brookhaven are gearing up to pump tires, tighten chains and straighten handlebars at a free bicycle clinic Saturday at City Park.

It’s all part of the “Mission Hit the Road” program that’s teaching girls and boys in first- through sixth-grades, said GA Director Lisa Furlow.

Individuals and families are encouraged to bring their bikes to City Park near Lipsey School from 9-11 a.m. for a free tune-up. RAs will be airing up tires, straightening handlebars, oiling and tightening chains, adjusting seats and any other bike maintenance that may be needed. RA leaders will be supervising the repairs.

GAs are in charge of fun activities for children and will be sending goodie bags home.

The youth organizations — FBC Brook Kids Missions — are involved in “Mission Hit the Road” as a way to teach them the importance of helping others. The goal is to teach them that missions don’t have to be completed overseas.

“They were pretty excited,” Furlow said. “I think the project was pretty well received. This is a way to show them that they can do it, too.”

Furlow’s husband, Adam, is the director for the RAs.

Together with other leaders they oversee 80 to 100 children on Wednesday nights.