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Thursday, February 17, 2011
With spring approaching (hopefully!) our thoughts turn to the outdoors, and for some, biking. There are many programs across the country that teach young people how to refurbish bikes and gain biking skills. To find such a program near you, go to I Bike. These organizations will accept your donations of bikes and parts.
These organizations cover "a range of programs involving young people and bicycles: teaching young people cycling skills, a vocation, personal management, business management and community consciousness, and giving them self-esteem, while promoting bicycling and diverting good bicycles from the land fill."
If you have some bikes you're no longer using, put them to good use by donating to one of these programs. If you don't find one of these programs on the list at I Bike, call a local bike shop to see if they know of a similar program near you.
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