Part of this hobby for me is helping people---friends, co-workers, neighbors and relatives--- find suitable bicycles. Sometimes it's a matter of me searching the local CL for them and going with them to evaluate a bike, and then fix it up. At other times, I find bikes, fix them, then give them away.
Perhaps my greatest joy is to rescue a bike from being put in the land fill and finding someone who will really use it and gifting it to them. I know there are trash pickers who sometimes "rescue" bikes too, but I wonder where they wind up--not necessarily with someone who will ride them, I'd think.
I have 3 more in the giveaway queue.
Who else is doing this?
Here are two I gave away recently:
1980 Raleigh Super Grand Prix to high school kid who is doing an internship at the local bike advocacy organization. He didn't want a fixed gear SS! Smart kid. Already using it for transportation.
1954 Huffy-branded Raleigh 3-speed going to co-worker who will use it for transporation and errands. She already has a road bike, but recognizes its limitations as an urban bike.
The bell--hope it keeps her safe!