'Bicycle Man' operation moves to new home

Posted July 28, 2010 4:53 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2010 5:04 p.m. EDT

— Moses Mathis, more commonly known as Fayetteville's "Bicycle Man," will soon distribute used bicycles to needy children from a new location.

Mathis and his assistant moved into a 16,500-square-foot warehouse on Monday.

Mathis has been repairing used bicycles and giving them to children from low-income families for 17 years.

Over the years, he has depended on donations of space and has moved four times as his operation has grown in size.

Kascor Properties LLC donated the use of the property on Wilmington Highway for Mathis to repair and store bikes through the end of the calendar year.

Mathis accepts donations of bikes and cash to fund his venture through his Web site To arrange to drop off a bike, call 910-424-3083.