Businesses and residents in and around Saranac Lake are being encouraged to get involved with a new community project this summer.
The "Bloomin' Bikes" initiative aims to add a little color to downtown Saranac Lake by rolling out bicycles with a little artistic flair.
"Bloomin' Bikes" are designed and decorated by the Saranac Lake Youth Center and displayed throughout the community. The projects aim to instill community pride and service among area youths, officials say.
Youth Center representatives hope to display 100 decorated bikes across Saranac Lake by the July 4th holiday weekend.
Citizens and business owners alike are encouraged to decorate and flower their own bikes, putting them on display for the summer. The Youth Center itself will provide decorated bikes, including flowers, at a cost of $100.
For $65, the Youth Center will paint and decorate bikes, leaving it up to the purchaser to add their own flowers. Or, for $40, the purchaser can get a decorated bike without flowers or flower containers.
Diane Roberts and Donna Dora are organizing the project and can be reached at 891-5846 for more information.