Bikes for charity
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!
Getting Hooked on Cycling
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
Last edited by Stray8; 10-30-09 at 09:51 AM.
^ very cool sites. Thanks for your input