When we first started the Bicycle Recycle Project at Seven Hills School 14 years ago, I could not have imagined the level of generosity and support that our community would provide for the program.
The Bicycle Recycle Project receives hundreds of usable, recyclable bicycles each year to support our curriculum, the students and the future recipients of the refurbished bicycles that students complete. At least weekly, someone calls to offer delivery of a bicycle that used to be his or her own, or a child’s, and are now ready to let it become someone else’s. I remember vividly the day an elderly gentleman stopped by with two bikes that he and his wife used to ride across Europe. He spoke with such fondness of his memories, and I assured him that his contributions to our project would serve other people well, and they have.
In addition to expressing gratitude for individual bicycle donations, we would like to thank the Grass Valley Police Department, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, the Nevada City Police Department, Junk King and others for their continued support by contributing surplus bicycles to our program.
Steve Davis is the director of the Bicycle Recycle Project in Nevada City.