Now seeking bike donations for Major Taylor Project Earn-a-Bike!
Image courtesy of Heidi Schillinger
Not long ago we put a call out for bike donations for the Major Taylor Project Earn-a-Bike program, and were floored by the generous donations that immediately began pouring in. Thank you all so much for your support! By mid-December 2015, 16 students at three King County high schools had left for winter break with bikes they had diligently repaired and earned for themselves. Without your generosity, their accomplishment would have been possible.
Now we are preparing to kick off another round of Earn-a-Bike clubs. One major obstacle remains, however: we are in dire need of bicycles! Due more involvement and greater gender and ethnic diversity than ever, we also have an unprecedented number of youth who ride youth/small adult bikes.
Are you yourself a cyclist with a bike you no longer ride? Or, are your kids’ bikes, long ago outgrown, still collecting dust in your garage? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of your smaller bike to the Major Taylor Project today.
What is Earn-a-Bike?
Over the course of the six-week Earn-a-Bike program each student is given a bike that fits them and their basic biking needs, then taught to do everything from replace their chain to adjust their derailleurs. At the end, if they have attended every lesson and worked to make their bike function safely, students officially earn their bike along with a helmet, front and rear lights and a u-lock.
Dropping off your donation
If you or someone you know has an old (but not too old) bicycle that you are considering donating, please get in touch. You can email Eugene at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your donation, or simply bring your bicycle into our office during business hours.
Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cascade Bicycling Center
7787 62nd Ave. NE
Seattle, WA, 98115
We thank you sincerely for your support; we can’t do this without you!