Friday, May 04, 2007

bicycle recycling

Do you have an old bike that you're not using? If you want to donate it to a good cause (sustainable transportation for folks in developing countries), bring it to the 49th ward office at Jarvis and Greenview tomorrow (Saturday) morning after 9 a.m. during the annual ward clean-up day.

You can also bring it here: West Lakeview Chase Bank located at 3335 N. Ashland (at Ashland & Henderson, 1 Block South of Roscoe, on either of these dates:
Saturday, May 5, 2007 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2007 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Organizations demanding credit for participating in Bike re(Cycle) Chicago are:
Bike re(Cycle) Chicago a.k.a. Bike Chicago 2007 a.k.a. The Mayor's Office of Special Events, Chase Bank, NBC 5, Goose Island, SRAM, Bally Total Fitness, 93XRT, Time Out Chicago, Starbucks, Hinckley Springs, the Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago Park District, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Chicago Police Department, the Messenger Service Association of Illinois, and the program beneficiary Working Bikes Cooperative of Chicago.

Working Bikes Cooperative of Chicago will restore all donated bikes to benefit their local and global community outreach programs. Working Bike's volunteers work to provide bicycles to charity organizations within Chicagoland and to ship bicycles to the Gulf Coast, Cuba, Guatemala, Ecuador, Africa and many other places of need. For more information visit www.workingbikes.org

Working Bikes Cooperative of Chicago is a non-profit organization that recovers landfill-bound bicycles, repairs them to working condition, and sells them to Chicagoans at a low cost in order to fund shipments of bicycles and bike parts to developing countries. Their mission is to empower communities by engaging in activities that promote environmentalism, public heath, and human equality. By recycling bicycles locally and delivering them to communities in need at low cost, they are able to provide sustainable development within their partner communities.

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