Local bike shop holds event to raise money for fallen teenager

NEW HAVEN, Indiana (WANE) — 469 Cycle Shop in New Haven announced plans to host an event on Oct. 8 in honor of Wayden Bennett, who was killed Oct. 1 after a hit-and-run accident.

The event will help the Bennett family with medical expenses and last minute arrangements.

The 469 Cycle Shop was originally scheduled to host an event on Saturday to raise money for Clothes for Joes, a local charity for which the bike shop has done many events, but owner Mike Ackels decided to change course after hearing the news and had heard from Wayden’s family how much he loved motorcycles.

“If you don’t have a bike, if you have a bike, you don’t like bikes, I don’t care. Come here and help this family,” Ackels said.

The event takes place in-store from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes music and free food.

A Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic will also be raffled off and you can enter to win it simply by purchasing clothing from the shop.

Ackels also encourages attendees to bring new underwear and socks to donate to the veterans.

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Dais Johnston

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