Progress: Week 1

Our founding week in Maryland is over, and we’re pleased to report on our progress.

285 bikes (and trikes, scooters, striders, a unicycle, etc) have been donated to date, and they’re still coming in! Wouldn’t it be great to hit 300? We’ll be accepting donations from 3-6 PM Monday through Friday and 12-6 on Saturday through Halloween, so spread the word.

And, the bikes are for the most part in great shape! So far, we’ve cleaned, adjusted, and repaired 69 of them. 12 are just waiting for parts (tires, tubes, etc.) We start with the littlest ones and work our way up, so we won’t continue at this breakneck pace, but it’s a great start.

Over 60 volunteers have worked for over 240 hours from Collection Day through October 12 to unload, sort, clean, and refurbish bikes. We can use your help, regardless of your bicycle know-how. If you’d like to volunteer, sign up on our volunteer page for a shift at your convenience: It’s a great way to learn about bikes!

This is less than a tenth of the bikes we have to refurbish