Bikes for the World collection set for May 21

Event set for 10 a.m. – noon in Cumberland

* Cumberland Area Bikes for the World on Facebook
* Bikes for the World – Program areas
* Bikes for the World – What we collect 

CUMBERLAND — The annual Cumberland Area Bikes for the World collection is set for May 21 at Canal Place in Cumberland.

This bicycle has not been ridden since October 2020, and has been on this porch since September 2021. Still in good working order, it is a prime candidate to be donated.

From 10 a.m. to noon that Saturday morning along the brick pathway near the Western Maryland Railway Station, volunteers will take and process serviceable and complete, or nearly complete, bicycles, along with spare bicycle parts, accessories and portable sewing machines in working order.

The collections in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, the Cumberland Police Department delivered 37 bicycles to the group in September 2020.

In 2019, 26 volunteers worked to receive and process 174 bicycles and six sewing machines. In 2017, the local group was recognized for having collected and donated more than 1,000 bicycles.

Volunteers, who process the donated items to be shipped, ask for a voluntary $10 donation to help defray the cost of shipping.

Fat-tired mountain bikes and one-speed “cruisers” are the most-desired models, but tandems, recumbents, adult tricycles, trail-a-bikes and even unicycles are accepted.

“Flat tires or a missing seat or pedal matter little,” according to Bikes for the World.

The bikes are shipping to other parts of the world where, after being repaired, helps provide an affordable and effective means of transportation.

For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Bikes for the World page on Facebook.

 

 

 

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