Put Your Old Bike To Good Use

Two opportunities to clean out the garage and recycle old bikes this weekend.
In Montclair, the Watchung Community Corner is collecting gently used bikes, tricycles and helmets for Family Day Nursery and “We’re Going Places,” a Newark afterschool program. The Montclair Bikery will tune up all donated bikes.
Drop off bikes and helmets tomorrow (Friday), from 8:30am – 4pm at the Watchung School Bike Rack alcove behind the Greenhouse. Bike Drive tags will be available at the Bike Rack to tag donated bikes and helmets. Or on Saturday, from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. (during the Fun Run and Ride)

Pedals for Progress
is also collecting bikes on Saturday, from 1 -4 p.m. in Bloomfield, at the Brookdale Baptist Church parking lot (next to Shoprite on Broad Street). For more information, contact Stephane, at 973-489-8476

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  1. For what it’s worth, Pedals for Progress requires a $10 minimum donation with each bike.
    I can’t find any contact info for the Watchung Community Corner. I want to know if they’re only looking for kid’s bikes or would they be interested in the wife’s old bike?

  2. SSP, they take all bikes (that still at least look like a bike) as the bikes are for transportation in poor countries. I found them a worthy org. while helping out the GR Rotary when they were involved. The $10 is put toward making all the bikes mech. sound before being shipped overseas.

  3. Pedels for Progress that is. The $10 was also part of the Rotary’s donation, not the people dropping off the bikes. I don’t know if BB church is doing the same.

  4. Thanks guys! I mentioned the donation for P4P more so people know what to expect when they go. At first it may seem odd that you have to pay to donate your bike, but shipping an unusable bike would be silly. It’s certainly a worthy cause.

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