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Advance Auto Goes Bike Crazy for a Good Cause

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They're known for selling car parts, but Friday, the team at Advance Auto was focused on bikes.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Star City Corvette Club joined nearly 300 Advance Auto employees at their headquarters in Roanoke Friday morning, where they assembled 200 new bikes.

The bikes were then donated to the Salvation Army, which will give them to local children in need.

"It's a lot of fun," said George Sherman, president of Advance Auto Parts. "It's the right thing to do, it's who we are, and it's something we all get enjoyment out of."

They turned the event into a friendly competition to see which department could put together the bikes the fastest. The Regional VPs team won, but they say the kids receiving the bikes are the ones who truly came out on top.