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Northwood News ♦ October 2022

Child and Adult Used Bicycles Can Be Donated at Department of Transportation Event on Friday, 14 October 2022, in Rockville

Bicycles that are no longer being used by some can make a big difference for others.  The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s annual Bicycle Donation Drive on Friday, 14 October, will make it easy to donate previously owned bikes and ensure they will have a continued impact.

MCDOT is sponsoring the collection of child and adult bikes in partnership with Rockville Bike Hub and Bikes for the World.  From 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on 14 October 2022, bikes will be collected (rain or shine) outside of the Montgomery County Council Office Building Garage at East Jefferson and Monroe street in Rockville.

Rockville Bike Hub volunteers will refurbish the bikes and MCDOT will place them with low-income children and adults in the County through the MCDOT Bike Match Program or through the Rockville Terrific Kids program.

MCDOT’s Bike Match program started in June 2020.  To date, the program has received nearly 600 bike requests and has placed nearly 300 donated bikes.  However, that still leaves a need for about 300 bikes in just that program.

The bike donation event also will be accepting donations.  Checks can be made out to the Rockville Bike Hub and left with staff at the donation site.  Donations may be tax-deductible.

To enhance the theme of the drive, community members can organize a bike collection at their school, place of worship, or within their neighborhood and bring the bikes to Rockville on 14 October.  For drives that collect 10 or more bikes, MCDOT will arrange to pick them up at a prearranged location.

For more information about the bike donation event, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dir/BikeDrive.html.

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