Support Our Bike Drive (And the Boys & Girls Club)

Sunday, June 24 by silvia

Do you have bikes you no longer need cluttering up your garage or basement? Bring them to West Windsor Farmers? Market (Vaughn Drive parking lot, off Alexander Road) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 for the WWBPA?s bike drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton.

Bicycles of all sizes and condition are gratefully accepted, and donations are tax-deductible. Last year, we collected more than 50 bikes, and this year, we’ve already worked with the West Windsor Police Department to donate about 30 abandoned/confiscated bikes.

The bikes are refurbished by the volunteers of Bike Exchange and sold at their store in Ewing. Proceeds fund the Boys and Girls Club?s after-school programs. As of mid-June, this amazing group had already sold 937 bikes THIS YEAR and raised $27,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. (Watch this video about Bike Exchange and Boys & Girls Club.)

Bike Exchange also supports the WWBPA’s “learn to bike” classes by lending us a few bikes just in case a participant needs a slightly different size. Sometimes that makes all the difference!

If you miss the bike drive, several area bike shops serve as drop-off sites.

If you’re looking for a bike for your child that you know will be outgrown pretty quickly, this is a great place to consider. It’s also a great place to find authentic retro bikes, among other kinds, for adults. (It’s not a replacement for a bike shop, just a nice addition).

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Clear Out Unwanted Bikes on Sept. 10

Tuesday, August 23 by silvia

Are unused bicycles cluttering your garage or basement? Bring them to the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance?s bike drive for Trenton Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange, which refurbishes donated bikes and sells them to support the Boys & Girls Club?s programs.

Bicycle donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the West Windsor Farmers? Market, Vaughn Drive parking lot (off Alexander Road). Bicycles of all ages, style and condition are gratefully accepted. The supply of adult bikes is particularly low. All donations are tax deductible.

Bike Exchange is an all-volunteer organization that collects, conditions and sells used bicycles. It is located in the Capitol Plaza Shopping Center at 1500 N. Olden Avenue in Ewing, NJ, (near Lawrenceville and Trenton) and is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It has donated about $200,000 to the Boys & Girls Club since starting in 2009. See www.bikeexchangenj.org for more information.

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Bike Drive at the Farmers’ Market June 12

Monday, May 10 by JerryFoster

The WWBPA is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club?Bike Exchange to collect used bikes at the West Windsor Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 12.? Established in 2009, Bike Exchange New Jersey benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton’s after-school program.

According to a recent article in the Princeton Packet, Russ White said Bike Exchange New Jersey raised over $40,000 for the club in 2009, and has already raised $10,000 so far this year.

Let’s do our part! If you have old bikes that can be refurbished, bring them to the West Windsor Farmers’ Market on June 12, or visit the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County website to find a drop-off location — there are several in the area that will take bikes any time.

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