Help send bikes to Sierra Leone and Ghana with Village Bicycle Project, May 6

PARK CITY, Utah — Village Bicycle Project is having its annual spring bike drive and they need your used bikes. Any bike in usable condition, both children and adult models, are accepted. In addition, used parts like tires and tubes and cycling clothing would be helpful.  Donations can be dropped off on Saturday, May 6, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Canyons Village parking (Cabriolet).

Last year’s drive helped send 120 bikes to Ghana.

Village Bicycle Project is transforming lives in Sierra Leone and Ghana with bicycles. Not only do they provide affordable transportation options, but they are also helping to reduce gender inequality by providing hands-on maintenance training specifically for women and girls. By equipping people with dependable two-wheelers, their initiatives serve as a catalyst of change.

“The event, for me, really highlights a lot of great things about Park City. It demonstrates that we are worldly about matters pertaining to international development and concerned about helping people in a place halfway around the world from us,” said James May, Village Bicycle Project Board member.

“And, of course, it shows how generous we can be with our time and resources! These bikes transform someone’s ability to literally take hours of commuting time (to school or work) off their day so they can focus on other important things to do with their time. And to do so in a way that is environmentally sustainable is also a huge plus.”

Organizers of the event emphasise the importance of donating $20 along with a bike as it helps with shipping costs.

Photo by Village Bicycle Project

Contact Jamie May with questions 801-633-1676.

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