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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2017
     
    I was in charge of maintenance for our small bike share program at work but we have since outsourced this function to the vendor where we bought our last batch of bikes for the program. Now I am switching employers and I have a box of spare parts (chains, bottom brackets, a saddle etc.) that would probably just go to the trash if I left them here.

    Does anybody know a charity or bike club near Salk (Torrey Pines) that could use these items?

    There used to be a program at UCSD that restored abandoned bikes found on campus but I could not find any link to them anymore.

    Let me know. It would be a shame to waste the stuff.

    Thanks!
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2017
     
    batmick:I was in charge of maintenance for our small bike share program at work but we have since outsourced this function to the vendor where we bought our last batch of bikes for the program. Now I am switching employers and I have a box of spare parts (chains, bottom brackets, a saddle etc.) that would probably just go to the trash if I left them here.

    Does anybody know a charity or bike club near Salk (Torrey Pines) that could use these items?

    There used to be a program at UCSD that restored abandoned bikes found on campus but I could not find any link to them anymore.

    Let me know. It would be a shame to waste the stuff.



    Thanks!


    If they're in good shape, I could grab them and take them over to Bikes Del Pueblo.
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    Someone in my neighborhood is doing a bike drive for Community Resource Center, which appears to be based in Encinitas. I think you could donate parts.

    http://crcncc.org/
    http://crcncc.org/wp-content/uploads/Holiday-Baskets-Bike-Donation-Bin-Sign.pdf
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    New bikes incentives for good students
    Robert Moreno August 05 2017 thestarnews.com
    National City’s childhood obesity rate is the worst in San Diego County, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy and Research and the California Center for Publc Health Advocacy 2012 study.

    That fact concerned Maribel Gavin, president of the nonprofit Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater, and principal of Sweetwater High School in National City.

    Wanting to help combat obesity in National City, Gavin, along with her husband Andrew Gavin, also a Kiwanis member and an avid cyclist, created a program through the Kiwanis Club called Bikes 4 Kids. The program distributes two bicycles to two students at each grade level in the 13 public schools in National City.
    “We know there are a lot of other attributes toward child obesity like nutrition, but what can we do to give them a tool where they want to go outside and do something active as opposed to sitting inside the house watching TV, playing video games, basically just being sedentary?” Gavin said. “So we thought of this project.”

    Now in its third year, Bikes 4 Kids has awarded 202 bikes and raised more than $18,000 to date.
    Principals and teachers at each school select two students – a boy and a girl — who displayed good academic grades throughout the year or who have turned their grades around and have near perfect attendance. Students also have to be good citizens at school.

    Andrew Gavin said awarding one boy and one girl a bike at each grade level is strategic instead of simply donating a bunch of bikes to kids.

    “We call out a single kid in a grade. One boy, one girl and we award this bike to them in front of their peers so it’s a lot bigger deal for the recipient as well as 30 kids that went ‘Wow, how do I get (a bike) next year? What do I have to do?” Andrew Gavin said.

    “We’ve seen the impact of singling out that kid in front of their peers.”
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    Young pugilists raise money, pass bikes out to students

    Robert Moreno September 02 2017 thestarnews.com
    Brothers Carlos "Super Fly" Sanchez and Nico "NAS" Sanchez are amateur boxers. They dream of one day turning pro and becoming world champions.

    But in the eyes of hundreds of students and staff at Loma Verde Elementary School in Chula Vista the two brothers are already champions for their contributions to Loma Verde Elementary School.
    At Loma Verde elementary last year Carlos took it upon himself to give away bikes to students who were victims of bullying while maintaining good grades.

    One of the bikes they gave out went to a kid whose home burned down and had lost his bike in the fire, Carlos said.