This just in....On Saturday April 16, Bikes for the World will be collecting bikes at EIGHT Whole Foods Market locations in Montgomery County MD and Washington DC. That's eight locations in one day!
Come out to, be a part of, and make this an amazing event. There are many ways to get involved. First, the obvious one, bring your old bike and bike parts for donation. Drop them by any participating Whole Foods Market store (listed below) on April 16th from 11am - 3pm.
And because we're hoping that means tons of bikes, we need your help to do it.
For one thing, help get the word out beforehand. Please share with your neighborhood listserveor corporate intra-net.
For another, come volunteer and help us make this event a huge success. We need people with and without mechanic experience--to hand out flyers on this collection and future ones,issue receipts, talk to people, accept bikes, process them for shipping, and transport and off-load them at our three storage facilities in Rockville, Springfield, and Lorton.
If you can roll a bike, you're HIRED! Just shoot us an email and we'll get you assigned to the best location. office(at)bikesfortheworld.org or 703.740.7856
Participating Store Locations:
P Street - 1440 P Street NW DC
Georgetown - 2323 Wisconsin Ave NW DC
Tenleytown - 4530 Wisconsin Ave NW DC
Friendship Heights - 4420 Willard Ave Chevy Chase MD
Bethesda - 5269 River Road Bethesda MD
Rockville - 11355 Woodglen Drive Rockville MD *NEW LOCATION*
Kentlands - 316 Kentlands Blvd Gaithersburg MD
Silver Spring - 833 Wayne Ave Silver Spring MD
When: April 16th 11am - 3pm
Contact: Nick: nickolombo(at)gmail.com or 301.461.5349
Why Whole Foods Market? Well, why Bikes for the World?!! Whole Foods Market supports the environment through its products, through efforts such as the Whole Planet Foundation, and through support to community groups promoting environmnental values and action. Bikes for the World is one such organization and is gratified to earn the confidence of a major grocery retailer to host this multi-site event.
In turn, Bikes for the World respects Whole Foods Market's approach and scale. In celebration of Earth Month, the two organizations have come together to raise the profile of Bikes for the World's program among Whole Foods Market's clientele and the public at large, joining forces to give our community a close, convenient location to recycle a bicycle.
Happy Earth Day and Earth Month to you!