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 mechanics from Race Pace Bicycles.

We’re ready to give them out on Giveaway Day, December 14, to to children who have been signed up by nonprofit or government agencies such as Howard County Public Schools, the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services, and the Community Action Council of Howard County.

We’d love to have you volunteer to help on that happy day! We need folks to check families in, measure heights, size helmets, adjust seats and handlebars, move bikes, and load bicycles into vehicles, among other tasks. Shifts are available starting at 8:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 2:30 PM on December 14. We’re at 10750 Little Patuxent Parkway. You can  sign up here. Any level of experience with bikes is welcome!