Maui Sunriders is located in the small town of Paia, Maui. We love our little bohemian town for it’s unique town center, great shopping, colorful community members, and of course, awesome location— a great little beach town on the North Shore.

A few months ago, we upgraded our bike fleet. We feel like it’s important to have top of the line gear for our downhill bicycling customers, so we upgrade every year or two.

But we wondered what to do with 45 Trek bikes that we were retiring? They were all in reasonably good condition and Trek bikes are high quality machines. Then it hit us, the Paia Youth & Cultural Center!

Paia Youth & Cultural Center under a rainbow sky.

Paia Youth & Cultural Center under a rainbow sky.

The Paia Youth & Cultural Center or PYCC as it’s more commonly called is a local United Way agency that provides daily activities— including counseling, mentorship, and homework assistance— and life skills education for the town’s youth. They run a local radio station, a skate park, and a cafe. The PYCC serves children and youth from 9-21.

We have raised our own children on the island and have seen some of the challenges that teens face in finding positive outlets and activities.We know that the PYCC offers a very valuable resource for families and youth in our community.

So, we decided to donate our fleet’s bikes to the PYCC, as a way to support the work that the PYCC is doing. The kids could keep the bikes at the PYCC or take them home.

We really enjoyed donating the bikes, but clearly, the kids were the ones who enjoyed it the most!

Thanks for letting us give back, PYCC! Mahalo!

Psst, you can donate here, if you think the PYCC is as awesome as we do!