What do you do with that old bicycle that is still in decent shape, but that you just don’t ride anymore? Why, use it to eat breakfast with us, of course!
Last Saturday about 100 Portlanders traded in their old bikes for breakfast at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grains Store and Visitors Center during our Second Annual Bike Drive. In the spirit of sharing and recycling we even accepted useable bicycle parts in exchange for breakfast. Each year we donate all the bikes we collect to the Portland Community Cycling Center. This great organization turns unloved bikes into road-worthy cycles for riders of all ages, abilities and incomes.
Breesa Culver said it best, “The bike collection hosted by Bob’s Red Mill last weekend was a resounding success! We collected more than 100 bikes in four hours. These bikes will support all of our bike safety programs, from after school Bike Clubs to Holiday Bike Drive to ‘Create-a-Commuter’ workshops.”
About 20 bicycles were collected during last year’s drive, but by this year’s event word had sure spread around town! We’re hoping that next year we can collect even more bikes for the community so that everyone has the option to share our passion for biking!