“Bicycle Man” Recognized by White House

Known to Fayetteville, NC residents as the "Bicycle Man", Moses Mathis gave away over 500 bicycles and 50 computers on Friday, December 22nd.

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Published December 26, 2006 by Dirt Rag
By: Karl Rosengarth

[[image:news-bicycle-man.jpg::inline:1]]Known to Fayetteville, NC residents as the "Bicycle Man", Moses Mathis gave away over 500 bicycles and 50 computers on Friday, December 22nd. For the past 15 years Mathis has made a Christmas tradition of donating bicycles to needy youths in the Fayetteville area.

This year Mathis was recognized by the White House for the numerous volunteer hours he spent collecting and refurbishing the bicycles that he ultimately donated. U.S. Representative Bob Etheridge (D-NC) presented Mathis with the President's Call to Service Award, along with a letter from President Bush, in recognition of Mathis' over 4,000 hours of accumulated volunteer service. Mathis was also presented with a Volunteer Service Award that recognizes 500 volunteer hours in a single year.

For more information on the bicycle/computer giveaway or to make a donation, visit www.thebicycleman.com.