Celebrate Community Service Day with MCDOT: Donate Bikes, Bike Parts, and Helmets to Low Income Families
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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Have a bike that’s no longer needed? On Friday, October 26, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will once again sponsor a bike collection during this year’s Community Service Week celebration. Donate bicycles, bicycle parts, and/or helmets from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection will be held at the Council Office Building parking garage in Rockville outside the entrance on East Jefferson Street at its intersection with Monroe Street. Donations go to the Rockville Bike Hub, a non-profit organization whose volunteers refurbish the bikes and then give them to low-income residents in the County through Rockville’s Terrific Kids and the County’s Linkages to Learning programs. This year, Bikes for the World is partnering with Rockville Bike Hub to accept donations of bikes that are beyond Rockville Bike Hub’s ability to repair. Residents may also donate by check to Rockville Bike Hub during the collection. All donated funds will be used to purchase bike helmets and parts to repair the bikes. Information about MCDOT’s Community Service Day is available online. Learn more about Rockville Bike Hub, Bikes for the World, Terrific Kids and Linkages to Learning. # # # Release ID: 18-652 Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170
What: To celebrate Community Service Week, MCDOT is sponsoring a collection of bikes, bike parts and helmets in partnership with Rockville Bike Hub and Bikes for the World. Why: Rockville Bike Hub’s volunteers refurbish the bikes and then donate them to low-income children and adults in the County through Rockville’s Terrific Kids Program and the County’s Linkages to Learning Program. This year, Bikes for the World is partnering with us to accept donations of bikes that are beyond Rockville Bike Hub’s ability to repair. There are three ways to help: Drop off your old bikes, helmets and bike parts on October 26 in Rockville Donate by check to Rockville Bike Hub during the collection or online. All donated funds will be used to purchase bike helmets and parts to repair the bikes. Organize a bike collection at your school, place of worship, etc. Bring the bikes to Rockville on October 26, or MCDOT will collect 10 or more bikes at your location. Where: Outside the Council Office Building Garage at East Jefferson & Monroe Street, Rockville When: Friday, October 26, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.