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December 15, 2002

Albany- If you saw hundreds of bikes outside in the Walmart parking lot you'd think they were having a big bike sale, but these two wheelers are already spoken for.

Adam Kelly from B 100 radio station teamed up with the Marines' Toys for Tots program to sponsor the 6th Annual Bikes or Bust fundraiser. In fact over the past five days they raised enough money to buy almost 700 bikes, the largest amount ever.

Corporal Ben Patat and Adam Kelly camped out in a trailer hundreds of feet in the air trying to bring attention to their cause, and it looks like the stunt has worked.

Kelly and Patat say even though the nights were cold and the trailer rocked in the wind, they would do it again if they had to.

If you would like to donate a new bike or money to Toys for Tots contact the Marine Base.

Posted at 6:25 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com