Chris Bigelow

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Have an Old Bike Cluttering Your Garage? Donate it here!

[This week I’m utilizing my blog for a public/community service announcement.]

betty-boop-bicycle-boop-postersDo you have an old bicycle (or two) cluttering up your garage? Looking for a good way to get rid of it (them) that doesn’t involve a landfill (you DO want to be green, don’t you)?

Each fall the Avon High School Tech Club (some of you may recall I blogged about the Tech Club before, regarding their wooden bridge competition entry) holds a bicycle drive for charity. This year it is on Saturday, 31 October (yep – Halloween), from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Avon High School parking lot (only about 35 minutes south of Rochester and a lovely opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage).

parts-bicycleAdult-sized bikes, bike frames and parts are accepted in any condition. As a community service the Tech Club students rebuild/recondition the bikes to be fully functional. Bikes are then distributed through “Second Life Bikes” to Rochester area individuals with no other means of transportation.

If you have a bike to donate it may be dropped off at the Avon High School parking lot on Saturday afternoon. Tech Club members will be there to accept your donation and thank you. If you are unable to drop off your bike on Saturday, pick up arrangements can be made. Please contact the Tech Club adviser, Mr. Bob Castle, at 226-2455 x1604 or at bastle@avoncsd.org.

Thanks to Mr. Castle and the Tech Club members for supporting folks in need!

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2 Comments»

  Veronica wrote @

This is such a great program!! I emailed my cycling friends and group to let them know about it. Also, my friend just emailed the club and apparently someone is coming to pick up her old bike this afternoon.

  Chris Bigelow wrote @

Thanks for your support and for spreading the word, Veronica. The high school students have fun and learn some new skills refurbishing the bikes and folks in the Rochester area with no other means of transportation benefit. It’s a real Win-Win.


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