Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg was born out of a necessity to make children’s bicycles safe. In 2001, Ross Willard was volunteering at a community event when he noticed that the bicycles kids were riding did not have working brakes. An avid cyclist and bicycle safety proponent, Ross brought tools to events and street corners around Harrisburg fixing bikes. Realizing the need was much greater; Ross organized other volunteers to help.
Over the years this mission grew. Bike donations piled up, volunteers where recruited and shop locations came and went. By 2016 Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Fundraising began to save money to purchase a permanent building.
In October 2019 that dream became a reality when we purchased 1722 Chestnut Street. After a year of hard work and renovations we received our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Harrisburg and officially opened. Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg continues to grow and to improve our support for our community.
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