Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 15th, 2008 at 12:23 pm
at the Holiday Bike Drive yesterday.
(Photo by Chad Berkley)
The event is their largest of the year and volunteers had readied well over 500 bikes to give to low-income kids. CCC communications director Alison Hill-Graves sent us an email with the following recap:
“We had a smaller, yet still incredible event despite that pesky storm. We had kids coming in until 3:30 and we still had staff and volunteers around to help. We ended up loading up about 400 bikes and getting them back up to North Portland where we keep them. We plan some kind of alternative event in January.”
The CCC has also published a longer recap on their website about how the snowstorm impacted the event.
Despite the rare and severe (for Portland) weather, more than 175 (that’s 70% of the total) showed up. Unforutunately though, just 175 kids — about 35% of what was expected — attended the event.
Hill-Graves says they’ll finalize another event in January that will connect those hundreds of bikes with the kids who need them.
— More photos of the event from Chad Berkley here.