Pedals for Progress collects used bikes

Pedals for Progress, had a used bike collection sponsored by the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Club in conjunction with the Medford Police Department and Wheelies Bicycle Sales.

Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike to this worthy cause.

“Bikes for parts” or disassembled bikes will not be accepted.

P4P collects 5,000 to 7,000 bicycles annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 138,000 have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.

In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies and distributed at low cost to poor working adults.

These bikes provide them with reliable transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market or accessing health care and other services.

Steady employment for these adults is vital to the development and success for these economies.

It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per bike).

All cash and material donations are fully deductible and a receipt will be available at the collection site. Working portable sewing machines will also be accepted.

For more information call (609) 367–4059 or email tsrmpr@yahoo.com