If you have old or outgrown bicycles collecting dust in your garage, the City of Lancaster wants to take them off your hands. In partnership with Waste Management and Resurrection Cycles, Lancaster is collecting outdated, out-of-commission, or outgrown bikes at its Re-Cycle Bike Donation Event on Saturday, Jan, 29, from 7 – 11 a.m. at the Maintenance Yard, 615 W. Avenue H.
The donations will be recycled, restored, and given to local residents in need of transportation. The donated bicycles, which can be dropped off in any condition, will offer vulnerable communities the opportunity to gain mobility.
“Having reliable transportation can be taken for granted by those who have always had it,” said Councilmember Raj Malhi. “In Lancaster, we want everyone to have a way to get to work or school, run errands, or simply visit loved ones. Even the simplicity of giving a used bicycle to someone in need can transform their lives.”
This Re-Cycle Bike Donation Event is part of Lancaster’s award-winning, nationwide SEE AND BE SEEN program, which is an active transportation safety and healthy living initiative. Over the last two years, Lancaster has used a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to create and promote traffic safety through a K-12 education curriculum, dozens of safety signal cabinet wraps around the City, and consistent traffic advice and tips.
Lancaster is also in the process of creating a network of bike lanes and trails throughout the City to encourage environmentally-friendly forms of transportation while ensuring our streets are safe and accessible for all. When the bikeways are complete, donation recipients will be able to try out their new bikes on these connected lanes.
Learn more about the Re-Cycle Bike Donation event at cityoflancasterca.org/bikedonation.