BENEFITING: BIKES NOT BOMBS INC
To celebrate bike month, we are raising money for "Bikes Not Bombs" an organization that uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. They reclaim thousands of bicycles each year and create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation.
Each year they collect roughly 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from supporters. They ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through their International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bikes that don't get shipped often land in Youth Programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves.