Latest Event Updates
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).
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.
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.
Yesterday was the last work party in preparation for Saturday’s bike event. Below are a handful of the bikes we finished repairing. We’ll post more later in the week.
Please help spread the word about next Saturday’s Harding ReCycle. Copy and paste the promotional info below and/or grab this PDF (2015 ReCycle public flyer) to send around through social media, email lists, and any other outlets you can think of.
5th Annual Harding ReCycle
Used Bicycle Sale and Festival
What: Used Bike Sale and Bicycle Festival
Where: Harding Elementary School
When: Sat., May 2nd, 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
- learn how to ride safely to school and around town with El Cerrito Police Bike Patrol officers
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 April 29th, April 30th, or May 1st. Limited free helmets will be available to those who purchase a bike.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring it to the event on May 2nd.
Start planning for that bike you want to donate and think about the bike you may be looking for. We are already keeping our eye out for donations and planning for the next event.