“What about those bikes that don’t pass muster for a trade in?” I wondered.
“We donate them to Bikes for the World,” Jay told me.
Bikes for the World takes old bikes (along with a $10 donation), refurbishes them and sends them along with parts, tools and other bike stuff to “to community development programs assisting the poor in developing countries.”
I like this. Anyone who has kids knows the progression of bikes they through as they grow. This is a great way to not only recycle an old bike that no longer fits but it also provides a learning opportunity for the kids.
A big wag of the wordbones tail to Race Pace and Bikes of the World.