Friday, November 5, 2010

Public Service Announcement

This post doesn't have a whole lot to do with the house, I ran into something I think everyone should know about. We recently acquired a few more bicycles and our garage was starting to look like a bike shop. Several were in good condition, but not being used. If you check craigslist bicycles, even really nice ones, are cheap and there was no chance of selling ours. I started looking into places that accept bicycle donations and ran across the 816 bicycle collective. This is a group of interesting people that fix up bicycles for donation to people that otherwise wouldn't have transportation. I stopped by the other evening and I would encourage anyone to donate extra bikes or lend a hand. They are located down off of troost, go around to the back of the building. You can't miss it. If it was anything like last night there will be little kids everywhere riding bikes, colorful buildings, dogs on the roof, and bicycles everywhere under various states of repair. I have a soft spot for these type of community run activities like the Kansas Center for Urban Agriculture, that only exist to help people. It's very cool, go check it out.

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