The wheels of government grind plenty slow. But sometimes, they do move. And as a result, more disadvantaged Fort Worth kids will soon have some wheels of their own.
Last year, a north Fort Worth dad, Daniel Guido, discovered that discarded bikes were piling up at a city-operated waste drop-off station. Guido runs a bike “gang” in his neighborhood, a group of families and volunteers who fix and maintain bikes, give rebuilt bikes away and host community rides in an effort to get children out of the house and neighbors better acquainted.
The thrown-out bikes struck him as an opportunity for parts and fixer-uppers that could help spread the gospel of fresh air and neighborhood solidarity. But for various reasons — legal liability, a contract to sell the bikes for auction and a conflict with state law — city officials said he couldn’t have them.
After Star-Telegram videographer Yffy Yossifor