Week 4 saw us receiving 57 more bikes from generous Howard Countians, bringing our total to 439! Ace Race Pace mechanics started safety checking refurbished bikes for us; and now 78 of those have their final seal of approval. And we continue to work to refurbish bikes–nearly 100 done this week, with over 100 volunteers now having spent more than 450 hours cleaning, adjusting, and repairing bikes for kids in need.
We’ve finished all the bikes with 20″ wheels or smaller, and are now in the midst of working through the 50 or so 24″ multispeed bikes with hand brakes. These will go a little slower since there are lots of moving parts to adjust, and sometimes they have to wait for us to order specific parts to fix them with.
We’re incredibly grateful for all of the volunteers who have spent time in our little shop cleaning and refurbishing your bicycles. They look great, and we know they’ll be appreciated.
Yes, if you still have a bike to drop off, you still can, weekdays from 3-6 PM and Saturdays from 12-6 PM at 10750 Little Patuxent Parkway.
And yes, we’d still love to have you volunteer. Shifts are available at those same times; sign up here.
One last item: If you know of a nonprofit organization in need of an adult unicycle, please contact us!