On Friday, Rick Curlee, a teacher at Ben Barber who heads up the yearly donation, said auto tech students were on track to have about 350 bikes to donate to children at the district's elementary schools who otherwise wouldn't be able to get one. However, that's below the 460 requests the students got this year.
(Update: On Wednesday, Richie Escovedo, Mansfield's spokesman, said more donations came in and the bike total has reached 461. If more donations are collected than needed for district students, the bikes purchased go to local charities.)
Deliveries start Wednesday, but Curlee said the classes planned to continue taking donations this week. (The picture by Star-Telegram photographer Rodger Mallison is of Ben Barber students putting together bikes last week.)
"There's never not a place for them to go," Curlee said.