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The South Perry Fair is this weekend–which is always fun–but this year Pedals2People will be there.

“Pedals2People (P2P) will be providing free bike tune ups to the neighborhood citizens of South Perry. Kid bikes will be prioritized. P2P volunteers will do their best to get bikes running.

In addition, P2P will accept adult bike donations in repairable condition for our summer programs.

Important: At this time, we are not accepting children’s bike donations.

Donated bikes will go to one of the following programs:
Village Bike Project: P2P has partnered with the Village Bike Project to ship over 400 surplus bikes from the Spokane region to Ghana, Africa. Our goal is to ship in September.
Commuter bikes: some bikes are refurbished by P2P volunteers and sold at reduced/subsidized rates to folks that cannot otherwise afford high-quality commuter bikes.
Fundraising: some bikes are sold to fund other P2P projects, such as free neighborhood tune-ups and other out-reach events.

Bike Donations are also accepted at the P2P garage every Monday/Wednesday night from 6-8 pm. For directions to the P2P garage contact us at pedals2people@gmail.com, or you can call us at 509-842-6597. More information about the our donated space can be found here: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df5nncfq_58jq37jbfn

Next Drop-off Event: Sat, August 16th; Garland Street Fair

About Village Bike Project: Village Bicycle Project came about in response to a critical lack of basic reliable, affordable transport for millions of Africans. When the only other choice is walking, bicycles are a tool of development, improving access to farms, market, jobs, schools, and health care.
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VBP provides donated used bikes, new tools and repair training, building the capacity of bicycles to sustainably become the transport mode of choice for thousands of Africans, where over 99% of the population cannot afford cars.

The project started in Ghana in 1999, when David Peckham (Director)) went there to study ways to make bicycles more accessible. He found several ways to make a real difference and the Village Bicycle Project was born.

More information about Village Bike Project can be found at http://www.pcei.org/vbp/

About Pedals2People: Our mission is to use the bicycle as a tool to empower people and build healthier communities. We believe that the bicycle is an approachable, healthy and sustainable option for transportation, and most importantly, it provides a purely enjoyable activity that can strengthen bonds between people. Pedals2People also works to connect with other organizations in order to further extend its ability to recycle, reuse and rehabilitate bicycles back into local communities as well as communities abroad.

Contact us at pedals2people@gmail.com for more information. Or you can call us at 509-842-6597.

Further information about Pedals2People can be found at http://www.pedals2people.org