Month: May 2014

2014 Harding ReCycle gallery of photos

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[2014 Event Archive]

Some facts and figures from the 2014 Harding ReCycle:

  • 400+: The estimated number of people that came to Harding Elementary for the ReCycle and Rummage Sale
  • 66: Number of bicycles sold
  • 28: Number of bicycles repaired
  • Priceless: The time and energy of the 30+ volunteers, both moms and dads, that helped the Harding Dad’s Club make the event possible
Here’s a gallery of photos capturing our setup, which began at 8am, and all the goings on of the event itself: bike sales, bike repairs, free helmets, the pop-up bike park, slowest bike race, and more…

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Thank you to everyone who made the 4th Annual Harding ReCycle a Success

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We’ve wrapped up another successful Harding ReCycle and many thank yous are in order. With amazing community support we received donations of nearly 100 bicycles. Roughly 30 different Harding parents, in support of the Harding Dad’s Club, put in many hours getting the bikes ready. These volunteers also arrived early this morning to set up and/or stayed to the end of today’s event to help break down and clean up. We also owe a big thanks to the Injury Prevention & Physical Activity Promotion Project of the Community Wellness & Prevention Program of Contra Costa Health Services. They donate the helmets that we are able to give away free to everyone who needs one. We gave away about 50 helmets today. Finally, we also owe a thanks to Blue Heron Bikes. Although Blue Heron is in Berkeley, Harding is connected to it via the Ohlone Greenway and it very much feels like the kind of  neighborhood bike shop that the bicycling families of the Harding community can rely on. We’ll post some photos from the activities soon.

 

 

70+ Bikes ready to roll!

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Wow! We don’t have an exact count yet, but it looks like we will have more than 70 bikes ready to sell starting at 10am tomorrow, May 3, for the 4th Annual Harding ReCycle. Our first year, 2011, we had about 35 bikes and sold them all. The next two years we had somewhere between 40 and 50 and sold all but one or two. The big question is whether there we will have enough people turn out to snap up the 70+ bikes we have this year. As a teaser, here are photos of two that came in just today (thanks to the last minute donors who contributed these bikes!). They add to our fleet of women’s bikes (meaning both traditional diamond-style frames but in small sizes and mixte or step-through frames).

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