Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 12th, 2008 at 4:40 pm
The Northeast Portland-based Community Cycling Center and their army of bike elves are all set to continue their 13-year Holiday Bike Drive tradition this weekend.
The event will provide refurbished bikes, new helmets, and basic safety education (delivered with fun) to well over 500 kids from low-income families in the region.
The bikes — which will be lined up for kids to choose on their own — have been donated throughout the year from more than 15 collection events. How long does it take to get all those bikes ready? The CCC says it took 1,000 volunteers over 3,000 hours to clean and repair them all.
I’ve attended this event for the past few years and it always reminds me of the depth of our community and what a powerful force a bike can be.