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Dear PoP – Where to Donate a Bike?

by Prince Of Petworth January 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm 10 Comments

Bike path in Petworth

“Dear PoP,

I’ve got a 1998 Giant Rincon mountain bike in mint condition that is surplus to my needs, and would like to donate it to a worthy local charity. I’m thinking of one of those non-profit bike stores or bicycling advocacy organizations that might pass it on to someone in need after checking it out for safety issues of course. The bike has never been used in the rain, it’s got new tubes, and the brakes and gears have been recently adjusted. It comes with a sturdy rack, two panniers, front and rear lights (which need batteries). Ideally I’d like to donate it to a place within riding distance of Columbia Heights where the bike is located.”

Any suggestions?

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