Posts Categorized: Progress

Giveaway Day!

After ten weeks of effort by over 175 volunteers, hundreds of happy children received bikes Saturday, December 14. More than 70 volunteers helped us give away 412 bicycles to kids in need. Another 38 will be donated to the Howard County Schools’ Bicycle Safety program, 13 had already been donated, and the remaining 28 will… Read more »

Progress Week 9: The bikes are ready!

After 9 weeks and over 1200 hours of volunteer effort, we have finished refurbishing the bikes you have donated. Over 500 bikes were donated, and we were able to get all but about 4% of them cleaned, adjusted, and repaired–back into safe mechanical condition, each and every one of them checked and then rechecked by… Read more »

Progress: Week 8—500 Bikes!

This week we passed several milestones: We received our 500th bicycle donation; our volunteer hours donated passed the 1000 hour mark, and we refurbished our 460th bike. Great timing, since Giveaway Day is December 14, only two weeks away! And WBAL Radio did a story on us; check it out here. During week 8, More… Read more »

Progress: Week 7

In just three weeks, on Giveaway Day, December 14, more than 400 kids in need will get free bicycles! Week 7 was very productive! More than forty volunteers contributed over 150 hours of labor refurbishing 60 bikes. Mechanics from Race Pace Bicycles safety checked another 44 bicycles, bringing the total of bikes ready for Giveaway Day… Read more »

Progress: Week 6

Just four weeks to go before Giveaway Day on December 14! Week 6 was very productive! More than four dozen volunteers contributed 178 hours of labor refurbishing 40 bikes and cleaning 50 more. We’ve nearly finished cleaning the bikes you donated; there are just a couple of dozen left. Mechanics from Race Pace Bicycles safety… Read more »

Progress: Week 5

We’re halfway through our season, with five weeks to go before Giveaway Day on December 14! Week 5 was very productive! We received 23 more bikes, bringing our total to 462. Race Pace mechanics were in the house again, and 87 more bikes have been safety checked, bringing the total of bikes already ready to… Read more »