Here’s something cool. I just got a press releas that says a couple local non-profits and an area bike shop are teaming up to put unused bikes back on the road with a ‘Bike Cash for Clunkers’ program.

People are asked to turn their unwanted bikes into The Two Wheel Transit at 1405 W. First Ave. Shop staff will assess bikes for safety and serviceability and give the donator credit (in the amount of $25-$100)toward a new bike. The bike shop will then turn the used bikes over to either Union Gospel Mission or Pedals2People.

Some differences in this program than the real ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program: it only pertains to bicycles, it is not funded by the government and bikes that are mechanically sound will not be destroyed, but reused by the two non-profit organizations. The program ends on February 15.

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