Northeast - Bikes for charity
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As I was driving through Bethlehem yesterday, I saw a bunch of kids all trying to pile on one bmx style bike w/ front and rear pegs and someone perched on the handlebars.... So I started thinking. There are so many bikes of all sizes that get tossed out (either kids got too big or the bike needs a tube) would anyone on here be interested in gathering up said "junk" bikes and helping to fix them up for kids that can't afford a bike? If there is any interest on here about doing this, I'm going to approach a few LBS and see if they are interested in a tax write-off. If they donated basic parts, tubes, brake pads etc and I (we hopefully) donate labor and time to fix the bikes up (w/in reason, true junk bikes could be used for parts or sent off for recycling) there could be alot of happy kids/teens or even adults this holiday season. If you think I'm nuts, cool, if you want to help way cooler. I haven't thought out all the details yet but am open to suggestions etc. Think about it people!:thumb:
10-30-09, 08:54 AM
check out elves and more. down here in houston they create thousands of bikes every christmas.
Thats a bigger scale of what I have in mind. If it wasn't in Houston, I would join up w/ them. Thanks for the info
Recycle Bicycle of Harrisburg, Pa
Organizations Recycling Bicycle to Development Projects
Pedals for Progress
Free Ride Bike Recycling Cooperative
^ very cool sites. Thanks for your input
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