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ARTESIA — Ride for Bikes, a 501(c)(3) public charity, will be assembling and awarding more than 500 bikes this year to the Head Start programs in Artesia, Carlsbad and Hagerman.

The public, children included, is invited to assist the organization in assembling the bikes beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Artesia Center. Volunteers may bring their own tools, but jobs will be available for everyone. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.