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Goodbye, Harding ReCycle!

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The Harding ReCycle ran from 2011-2016. The amount of labor and volunteer hours to put the event on became too much and so the Harding ReCycle’s run is over. Thanks to all of those who volunteered in the past and to those who supported the event by making donations and buying bikes.

If you are looking for a place to donate a bike, Rich City Rides is an excellent organization that would love to accept any bikes in decent condition. They operate an earn-a-bike program, bike club, commuter cyclist program, and bike repair workshops all aimed at supporting members of the community to ride bikes for transportation and health.


70+ bikes ready for 6th annual Harding ReCycle

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We’ve been hard at work repairing and refurbishing bikes the last few months and are finally ready for the 6th annual Harding ReCycle Used Bike Sale and Bicycle Festival tomorrow, May 21, at Harding Elementary School (9am-1pm).

Here are some pics of a couple of classic bikes for sale. One is an Apollo which was one of the earliest mountain bike companies before it was outcompeted by Ritchey and other manufacturers. This model, the “Stone Mtn.,” has been upgraded as an ultimate urban/city bike with a Sturmey Archer 8-speed internal gear hub. All cables/housing and the tires are brand new. The other bike pictured is a Huffy “Sportsman.” These bikes were actually made by Raleigh in the ’60s and distributed by Huffy in the U.S. This one has new tires but otherwise all original parts. Works great except for a little stickiness in the 3-speed hub’s shifting.

6th Annual Harding ReCycle

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Please help spread the word about the 2016 Harding ReCycle on May 21st at Harding Elementary (7230 Fairmount Ave., El Cerrito). Our work parties are underway and we aim to have yet again a great selection of affordable refurbished used bikes.

6th Annual Harding ReCycle
Used Bicycle Sale and Festival

What:  Used Bike Sale and Bicycle Festival
Where: Harding Elementary School (7230 Fairmount Ave., El Cerrito)
When:  Sat., May 21st, 9am-1pm
Who: Harding students, families, friends, the entire El Cerrito community, and anyone else interested in bicycling fun.

What is the Harding ReCycle?

The Harding ReCycle is a bicycle festival where you can 

  • buy a “ReCycled” bicycle refurbished by the Harding Dad’s Club bike mechanics
  • get basic repairs on your bike for free
  • learn how to make repairs yourself
  • bring or borrow a bike and ride our obstacle course
  • compete in the “Slowest Bike Race”
  • learn how to ride without training wheels

Buy a $2 raffle ticket to be entered in a raffle for a brand new kids bike valued at $350.  Buy your ticket at the event or before school on May 18, 19 or 20. 

Donations Still Being Accepted

We will accept donations of used bicycles up to and including the day of the Harding Recycle. Arrange for your donation to be picked up from your home by emailing, or bring it to the event on May 21st.

Test Ride an xtracycle edgerunner Cargo Bike at the Harding ReCycle

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Blue Heron Bikes, a great bike shop specializing in cargo bikes, family bicycling, and youth bikes, helped us out by giving us a great deal on our raffle bike (described here). For those in the market for a new bike, we love sending customers to Rob.

And, this year we have a new feature at the Harding ReCycle that might just make you a future customer of Blue Heron Bikes. We’ll be giving test rides of an xtracycle edgerunner cargo bike with electric assist. It’ll look something like the one in the photo below (except with a child seat mounted on the deck).



Raffle Prize: Raleigh Rowdy

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Beginning Thursday morning, April 30, we’ll be selling raffle tickets before and after school outside the Harding gate on Ashbury Ave. Tickets are $2 each. You can also buy tickets on the day of the ReCycle right up until the 12pm drawing. The winner will get the Raleigh Rowdy 20″ kids bike pictured below. The raffle winner may also exchange the bike for credit toward another bike.

From youth bikes to classic English Raleighs

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The Harding ReCycle has an extremely wide range of bikes, satisfying everyone from families on a budget to collectors looking for vintage bikes to restore.