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Weekly Tips | May 06, 2013

Roll ‘Em Out!

Movin’, movin’, movin’, keep them cycles movin’. If you’re ready to hit the trail or the pavement during Bike-to-Work Month, rather than reinvent the wheel, there’s no better way to saddle up than with a new-to-you bike. And no one’s disapprovin’ if you’re ready to re-cycle that old doggie. 

May is National Bike Month, so get your family ready to roll at the First Annual Kids Bike Rodeo in Issaquah’s Gilman Village this Saturday, May 11th from 11am – 2pm. The event features bike recycling, fix-a-flat workshops, and much more!

At the event, children will have an opportunity to learn about bike safety and maintenance. The City of Issaquah Police Department is providing bike helmets to a limited number of youth, and staff from Bike Works and Compass Outdoor Adventure will be on hand to demonstrate bike handling and how to fix flat tires.

Recycle your old, unwanted or unused bike at the event. Donated bikes will be recycled or refurbished by Bike Works, a local nonprofit that has saved over 9,000 bikes from the landfill since 2010. Donated bikes are tuned up for reuse or stripped for useful parts by volunteers. Refurbished children’s bikes will be available for purchase at the event.

Admission is free. More information available on our events page.

The Big Picture

In June 2010, CleanScapes and Bike Works created a partnership to keep unwanted and broken bicycles out of the landfill. Since the program’s launch, over 5,000 bicycles have been saved and recycled.

The Re-Cycling program has consistently collected 10-50 bikes weekly for reuse, repair and recycling. The bicycles and bike parts are delivered to Bike Works headquarters in Columbia City where they are assessed and organized into resale, repair, donation or scrap metal recycling categories.

Help reduce waste by recycling any unwanted, unused or broken bicycles and bike parts. Your donation helps support youth programs, the Bike Works' community Bike Shop, as well as two bicycle aid programs that redistribute bicycles to Africa.

Learn more about Bike Works' recycling program in teh video below!



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