We are so grateful that we are here for the community. Throughout last year we collected over 2,800 bicycles. We fixed and gave away over 2,500 bicycles for individuals. We provided 420 bicycles to children over the holiday season. And hundreds of bikes were shipped overseas to African communities that desperately needed them. As 2022 moves along, we continue to assist and empower individuals with their transportation and recreation needs.
It goes without being said, the past two years were trying on everyone, and individuals became very resourceful. We found more people searching for a bicycle for recreation and health. Families started riding together! We strongly encourage those who started riding last year to keep it up, bring your bicycles in for a FREE tune up.
Also, make sure your child’s bike still fits them properly. If not, we will swap you for another bike. Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg is a teaching shop and our goal is to inspire individuals to learn how to keep their bike in safe working order. When you understand what your bike needs, we offer space for you to do the work. The parts are free.
Our volunteers are committed to our mission. In 2021, we logged over 6,000 hours! This includes hours we offer to individuals who are required to do community service and our community outreach activities. Summer is shaping up to be an active one. Many neighborhoods and organizations have asked us to participate in block parties, bike giveaways, and safety and mechanic instruction. Watch for us at city festivals as we continue to park bicycles with our ever-popular free valet bike-parking. Consider riding into the events along Riverfront Park and enjoying the festivals! Leave your car at home and enjoy the day.
Whatever bicycling needs you have, please come see us. You can count on us to get you safely on your way.