Crawford and Lawrence were there to give away 100 bikes to kids ranging from age 4 to 10. The bikes were a gift from the local Academy Sports and Outdoors at about $60 a bike.
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Biking has become an important aspect of both Crawford and Lawrence, who still bike several miles together each week as part of their training. The former teammates at Boise State shared a message to the kids about getting outside and enjoying their new bikes. Each bike also came with a helmet.
“Today, you don’t see a lot of kids out on the block riding their bikes and when you do it’s always good to see,” Crawford said.
“The blessing from Academy today to the Boys and Girls Club helps spread that message to get out there and be active on your bike.”
Both players started their biking regimes at Boise.
“It’s just an enjoyable moment,” Lawrence said. “ It’s a blessing to be able to come out here and share with the kids what we have. It’s something Tyrone and I do on a weekly basis. We feel [biking] has helped out in our careers. Making sure we stay up with our cardio and endurance. The bike helps you with that.”
Plus, Lawrence said, it’s good to get out and see your neighborhood from the vantage point of a bike.
“You need to check out the scenic routes of your neighborhood. It’s pretty awesome,” he said. “Some kids came to me and said, ‘Man, I can’t ride without training wheels.’”
That’s part of growing up, Lawrence told them.