The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate has teamed up with the UALR Student Marketing Association to collect bikes and accessories for an annual event benefitting the Recycle Bikes for Kids program.
Recycle Bikes for Kids was started in 2008 to provide bikes to youth who would not otherwise have one.
Bikes and accessories such as helmets, tubes, knee pads, and reflectors can be dropped off at the motor pool area behind UALR Facilities Management between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Nov. 15.
The program initially focused on buying used bikes until it was quickly discovered that people will donate used bikes when they know they will be repaired and given to children.
To date, the program has received more than 5,000 bikes and repaired and delivered more than 4,500 of them.
According to Stephanie Conrad, UALR staff senator, the program is always in need of more bikes. “Nearly everyone can recall their first bike and has a desire to share that experience,” she said.
For more information about the drive at UALR, contact Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Recycle Bikes for Kids, go to their Facebook page .