Your backside is likely never going to get re-acquainted with that bike seat.
So why not donate that bike at a new charity drive in Langley?
Bicycles for Humanity is holding a collection drive 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Rd. There will also be a barbecue lunch available.
Mike Kirk has taken on the task of collecting bikes for the Whistler-based cause. He rides recreationally but knows these are not just toys to the people in Africa who receive them.
â€œItâ€™s pretty empowering, the gift of mobility,â€ he said.
A doctor can make four to five times as many house calls with a bike, compared to walking, and a bike can mean the difference between a child being able to go to school or not.
He added that bikes are used for transport, to get goods to market, such as a farmer with his produce.
A container can hold 400-500 bikes and donations can help cover the transport costs.
Heâ€™s already obtained some bikes, out of a storage locker in Maple Ridge and about half a dozen from a garage sale.
People can donate bikes â€“ â€œanything thatâ€™s not bent or too rusted,â€ he said as well as bike parts and money at the Saturday event. The bikes will be shipped to Uganda and Namibia, and the shipping
container used is turned into a bike shop once over there.
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