A bike can make a difference

FIRST PHOTO: Jim Falk delivers a brief speech before presenting 250 new bikes to children from Maui’s six Boys and Girls Club of Maui on Friday afternoon in the showroom of Valley Isle Motors in Kahului. Falk plans to give a total of 459 bikes to kids in need this holiday season. It is the fourth year of the holiday bike giveaway, and Falk said it never gets old seeing the smiles on happy young faces. “It’s nice to see their smiles, to make someone’s day,” Falk said. “A bike can make such a big difference in their lives.”

SECOND PHOTO: Makayla Chung, 10, takes a test drive on her new bike. “It’s awesome,” she said.