Got old bikes? Re-cycle them to people who need them. Students and families from Bates Elementary School in Wellesley will host the second annual Re-Cycles Bicycle Collection and bake sale on Saturday, April 9 from 9:30-noon (rain or shine) at Bates Elementary School, 116 Elmwood Rd. Bikes and bake sale proceeds will be donated to three charities (Bikes Not Bombs, Cradles to Crayons, and YMCA of Greater Boston) that distribute bicycles to adults and children in need. Take a look in your garage, mark your calendar, and get ready to donate your used adult bikes, child bikes, and bike parts.
Last year, three Wellesley kids looked at the old bikes in their garages and talked to their parents about how they could get the bikes to kids who needed them. They also thought about all of the unused bikes sitting in garages all over Wellesley. The kids and their parents talked it over with friends, and from those conversations, the Re-Cycles group was born. The group wound up collecting more than 100 bikes (photo above is from last year’s collection day).
The Re-Cycles team will keep busy on collection day by washing and helping to repair the bikes so they are in great condition for new owners. For more info, contact [email protected]