The Potomac School of McLean will sponsor a used bicycle collection on Saturday, May 21, from 9 – 11:30 a.m., to benefit Bikes for the World, a non-profit organization that collects thousands of unwanted bicycles for donation and re-use in developing countries. Overseas, the bikes will provide essential and affordable transportation for workers, students, farmers, and small businesspeople. The collection will be held in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church at 1205 Dolley Madison Parkway in McLean. Each donor is asked to contribute $10 per bicycle to help defray costs.
BftW enlists communities of faith, scout troops, service clubs, corporations, and schools across the region to undertake community bike drives to rescue this under-appreciated resource.
For more information on Bikes for the World, visit bikesfortheworld.org, or call Keith Oberg at 703-525-0931. For more information on the May 21 Potomac School collection, call Adela Wynn at 703-873-6128.