Got a bike you need to bag?

As you can tell from the WSB Events page, and the forthcoming West Seattle Weekend Lineup list, tomorrow is going to be an extremely busy Saturday around West Seattle — and not just because of the caucuses. We’ve spotlighted many of the events in advance and here’s one more that might require some preparation: If you have used bikes or bike parts to donate, they’re being collected at PCC in West Seattle (location info) 11 am-3 pm tomorrow, in the “Bikes for Education” drive. According to a PCC spokesperson: “Donated bikes will be crated and shipped, at the expense of the Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care Company, to Togo, Africa, for distribution to school kids who now walk up to 10 miles every day to get to school. Kids who bring their old bikes during the drive can even have their photos taken with their donations; the photos will be given to the bike recipients in Africa.” (10:50 AM ADDITION: PCC confirms, child AND adult bikes and bike parts welcome, “in any condition.”)

7 Replies to "Got a bike you need to bag?"

  • cleat February 8, 2008 (10:23 am)

    how cool is this!!!!

  • CMP February 8, 2008 (10:33 am)

    Does anyone know if this is for children’s bicycles only? I couldn’t tell from the website, as it did not specify. I have an adult-size road bike that I would love to donate and this sounds like a great opportunity for it be put to good use. Thanks!

  • WSB February 8, 2008 (10:48 am)

    Diana Crane in PCC Communications answered our question promptly: ALL bikes welcome, in any condition, bike parts too.

  • coffee geek February 8, 2008 (11:10 am)

    This is so cool.

  • The Proprietor February 8, 2008 (12:14 pm)

    This is a program that is rapidly spreading. Here in East Sprawlburbia (NJ) local bike shops do the same thing. Our local shop donates storage space, minor repairs and adjustments. This year they collected over 100 bikes and sent them to West Africa.

  • Deb February 9, 2008 (10:42 am)

    Love this idea! We will be taking two bikes down there this morning.

  • Mike May 26, 2008 (9:36 am)

    We missed the event. Is there a location we can drop off? Nice idea!

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