100,000 Bikes Donated

100k sticker

Bikes for the World is donating its 100,000th bike on November 15th and we want you to join us. We have a week of activites planned so please join us for one or more and help us celebrate this milestone together.

Highlights of the week will include the actual loading of the 100k bike as well as a presentation from the recipient partner. We will open our warehouse Thursday through Saturday so drop by just to check out the operation. OR grab a pedal wrench or a bike and help us with the loading. You can also drop off a bike any time the warehouse is open.

This container will be donated to FINCA Costa Rica. Bikes for the World has partnered with this organization since we formed in 2005. Since that time we have donated over 20,000 bikes to rural communities scattered around Costa Rica. Director of FINCA Costa Rica, Luis Jimenez will join us this week in Arlington. He will participate in the loading at our warehouse and give a presentation Friday evening explaining how our bikes are changing lives in Costa Rica.

Full schedule of events below:

100000 event

Thursday, November 13th 10am-2pm Join us for a bike ride around DC. We will be meeting at the warehouse at 10am for a bike ride into DC to show Director of FINCA Costa Rica Luis Jimenez around town. We'll ride over to the Mount Vernon Trail and up to The Mall. Weather permitting. Contact Yvette yvette(at)bikesfortheworld.org for more information.

Thursday, November 13th  2pm- 8pm We will begin the Costa Rica container load during volunteer night at the Pentagon City Warehouse. You don't have to sign up, just show up! We will also be accepting bike donations at the warehouse during this time. Stay and prep your bike and we'll let you place it in the container yourself!

Friday, November 14th 9am-1pm we have partnered with Microsoft who will be joining us at the warehouse to continue working on the loading for Costa Rica. We will also be accepting donations during this time.

Friday, November 14th 6pm at Microsoft (inside of the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall, main level Macy’s wing, right across from Sephora & Aldo’s) our friend Luis Jimenez from FINCA Costa Rica will talk about our partnership and how bikes make a difference for his program. Staff will also be on hand to discuss the power of bikes in Panama, Costa Rica, and El Salvador. Space is limited. Please sign up here.

Saturday, November 15th at noon, we’ll be loading our 100,000th bike. It's America Recycles Day and we are honored to be taking part in this national event, showcasing the importance of recycling and reusing. Your old bike is a ticket to work, school, or better health care when donated through Bikes for the World. And we are excited to be shipping the 100,000th bike donated this month.

Saturday November 15th from 10am-2pm stop by the warehouse to lend a hand or just to share some refreshments. Please come by and check out the operation if you've never seen us in action. Luis and Keith will also be on hand to answer questions about the project if you couldn't make it Friday night.

Donate a bike during any of the times above when the warehouse is open. Our warehouse is located at 1420 S Eads, Arlington VA. We are close to Metro and bike trails and we have free parking.

If you can't make any of the events above you can still celebrate the 100k event with us by purchasing a special edition Bikes for the World t-shirt.

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