2nd Chance Bicycle Recycling Program!
We have partnered with the Oregon Youth Authority to recycle unwanted, broken, or damaged bicycles back into the community for a nominal fee. These bikes will be repaired by the OYA youth residing in enclosed youth facilities. The youth will be learning bicycle repair skills and in turn will be giving back to the community.
Our bike donation will be held 10am-2pm, June 2nd, in the Salem YMCA back parking lot! If you have any bikes that you would like to donate please bring them by on June 2nd! We will be glad to take them off your hands and give you a donation receipt.
We are also in need of tools, a list can be found in the brochure (see link above this article).
You may also know of a child in the community or in your program that is in need of a bicycle. We would like to know their story and why they deserve a bicycle, we will have a limited amount of bicycles to donate back to the community. We plan to have repaired bicycles ready for purchase and donation by mid July.
It is our ultimate vision that the 2nd Chance Bicycle Recycling initiative be self sustaining. This initiative has a variety of positive outcomes associated with it. Focusing on adding another educational component for OYA, providing bikes to children of low income households, encouraging and promoting physical activity, community responsibility, and sustainable transportation; all while recycling and reusing unwanted bikes.