Since it doesn’t look like the Obama Administration is coming out with a Clunkers for Bikes option to their Cash for Clunkers program any time soon, a local Portland bike shop owner has taken it upon himself to introduce his own version.
Joe Doebele, owner of Joe Bike, will take $50-$100 off the purchase of a new bike when customers bring in a repairable clunker. Joe says his mechanics get last word on whether or not the bike is “repairable”. If it is, he will issue the rebate and then donate the old bike to a local non-profit (like the Community Cycling Center, Bike Farm, etc…).
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