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BikeMN’s Adult Learn to Ride Program Gets Big Donation

BikeMN’s Adult Learn to Ride Program was lucky enough to receive dozens of bikes courtesy of the Recyclery.

This morning, Pete, Tim, and Lynn from The Recyclery helped CJ and Dorian load donated and repaired bikes into our trailer. These bikes, along with helmets, lights, and locks will be given to participants who complete BikeMN’s Adult Learn to Ride program.

BikeMN was overjoyed to receive these bikes in support of our Adult Learn to Ride program, which was inherited from Cycles 4 Change last year. The program teaches adults who need a refresher or who have never learned, how to ride a bike. Teaching adults to bike empowers them to ride to jobs and events when circumstances do not allow access to alternative methods of travel, and at the same time encourages good health through movement, and adventuring outdoors safely and with confidence.

The Recyclery is a dedicated group of volunteers who refurbish bikes of all kinds. They receive requests from various groups like St Andrews in Mahtomedi, Zion Luthern Church in St Paul, Solid Ground in White Bear Lake, and Karina’s in St Paul, and those helping women in crisis. Other organizations include Habitat for Humanity, Free Bikes 4 Kids, and Canvas Health.

Want to help?

The Recyclery accepts donated bikes. Consider collecting and donating your old bikes, or from your neighbors, friends, or relatives. The better the bike is, the more usable it is, but all have value for the Recyclery. If you see a bike thrown out, set it aside for the Recyclery, and they will try to collect it from you. If you can bring it to them, that is even better.

If you need a bike or know someone who does, contact The Recyclery through their Bicycle Request form.

You can also help the Recyclery by volunteering, donating money, or telling your family and friends about their mission. The Recyclery especially needs a few more bike stands. They operate year-round, so their season never ends.