Do you have a sad and lonely bicycle sitting in the garage? Help it find new life by donating it to the Bikes for Humanity PDX Bicycle Donation and Adoption Drive. Here’s the deal:
Bikes for Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) will hold a Bicycle Donation and Adoption Drive from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, at Barnes Elementary School, 13730 SW Walker Road, in Beaverton, OR, in the school’s gymnasium.
Bicycles available for adoption include road, mountain, commuter, cruiser, BMX and kid’s bikes. Adoption fees for these refurbished bikes range from $5 to over $400. Financial assistance is available to help a wide range of riders obtain a bike that will meet their financial and transportation needs.
The group will also be accepting donations of used bicycles. B4HPDX volunteer mechanics will be on hand to refurbish some of the donated bikes for same-day adoption. Charitable contribution receipts are available for all donations. Bikes for Humanity PDX is an all-volunteer, public charity project fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
B4HPDX also offers free bicycle safety checks to anyone who stops by the event. Through a special partnership with the Northwest Bicycle Safety Council, attendees will also receive a free bicycle helmet inspection. Volunteers will adjust helmets and replace damaged or ill-fitting helmets with free new ones while supplies last.
This is the second year for Bikes for Humanity PDX to hold a Donation & Adoption Drive at Barnes Elementary School. Last year’s event helped over 30 riders and 11 children in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program get safe, affordable bikes.
B4HPDX seeks to enable self-sufficiency in bicycle maintenance and commute. B4HPDX volunteers performed hundreds of free bike tune-ups at a variety of community events including the Better Living Show, PCC’s Earth Day Festival, and Portland Sunday Parkways rides. Since May of 2011, the all-volunteer group has refurbished over 350 bikes and made them available to new owners of all ages and economic backgrounds. B4HPDX offers free bicycle mechanics training classes, workshop space, and community service opportunities to volunteers of all skill levels.