(Courtesy Transportation Solutions) Share A Cycle is an annual collection drive for used kids’ bikes during the winter holidays. All donated bikes will be refurbished by local mechanics and then distributed to youth served by Denver Kids, Inc and the Denver Department of Human Services.
Bikes can be dropped off daily through November 30 at two locations: The Cherry Creek Bike Rack, 171 Detroit Street in Cherry Creek North and its companion shop, Campus Cycles, 2102 S. Washington Street. All donations are tax deductible.
“All of our expert mechanics enjoy making the used bikes donated through Share a Cycle as clean, safe and fun to ride as new ones,” said Tracy Fifer, Manager of The Cherry Creek Bike Rack. “Everyone tells us how much they appreciate the opportunity to put their outgrown kids’ bikes to good use.” The program puts a valued item into reuse, provides a valuable means of transportation to kids with less resources, and helps build the healthy habit of riding bikes for transportation into the future—besides being a fun activity for kids of all ages!
Partners Announced for 2009
This year Transportation Solutions will once again partner with Denver Kids, Inc for the Share a Cycle program, and they are expanding to include foster children served by the Denver Department of Human Services.
Denver Kids, Inc. helps students, grades K-12, who face the personal challenges of higher risk environments, successfully complete high school, explore post-secondary options and become productive members of the community.
The Denver Department of Human Services is a city agency working to protect abused and neglected children and adults by making sure they live in safe environments and help both individuals and families in crisis. In addition, the agency helps connect people to vital community services.
Want to help but don’t have a bike to donate?
Transportation Soluntions also accepts cash donations to help provide helmets and locks for children who receive bikes. Donations are accepted at The Cherry Creek Bike Rack, 171 Detroit Street, as well as at the Transportation Solutions office. For more information about donating or for other questions, please call 303.377.7086.