Two of the Bluefield Builders’ own, Tom and David, are avid bicycling fanatics and belong to a cyclists’ group called the Brawley Drafters. Each year, the group hosts a fundraiser called Bikes for Tikes, which raises money to purchase bikes and helmets for underprivileged children in Iredell County. It has generated enough proceeds to purchase a cumulative number of bikes that reaches into the thousands.
This was the third year in a row that Bluefield Builders has actively participated in the cause, raising enough for 20 bikes this year and contributing to a total of well over 700 bikes for children under the age of 8. It was particularly close to our builders’ hearts, as they lost one of their good friends, T.R. Rathbun—the founder of the Brawley Drafters— in September of 2015.
Here at Bluefield Builders, we care about the surrounding community as much as the lots where we build homes. Every child deserves a bicycle and the irreplaceable life moments that go with it. Be on the lookout for how you can get involved with the fundraiser next year.