14th Annual Community Bicycle Collectionfor Bikes For The World

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14th Annual Bicycle Collection for Bikes For The World

DATE and TIME:  Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (two volunteer shifts:  8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Volunteers can opt to serve BOTH shifts.)

LOCATION:  Triangle Motors, 1790 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland (just off Route 26)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Rotary Club of Carroll Creek organizes a bicycle collection for Bikes For The World.  Bikes For The World is an Arlington, Virginia-based charitable organization, which ships the bicycles to Africa, Latin America and other developing regions, where partner charities train and hire local people to recondition the bikes - generating bicycle sales and service jobs.  The bikes are distributed to individuals in need of affordable transport to work, school, medical services, et cetera.

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS:  Bicycle reception, Donor receipting, Bicycle prepping for shipment (remove pedals and re-orient handlebars for shipment), Loading bikes in trans-shipment container.

VOLUNTEER PEOPLE-POWER SOUGHT:  16 volunteers total (8 in each of two three-hour shifts); volunteers can opt to serve the full six-hours.  Click on this Youtube link to learn the tasks volunteers will engage in - http://youtu.be/zbvrFKybOUM

TOOLS and EQUIPMENT:  Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, adjustable wrenches, pedal wrenches and screwdrivers for removing pedals, lowering seats, re-orienting handlebars and prepping bikes for shipment;  Bikes For The World will supply a basic set of tools and nylon ties for securing pedals to the frames.

VOLUNTEER MANAGERS:  Norm Birzer( blitzn@aol.com  ) and Richard Foot ( richardallenfoot@gmail.com )