Event on Saturday collects bicycles for Africa

Bicycles that are no longer being used here can find very useful lives in Africa.

Old and unused bicycles can be put to good use in other parts of the world, and Mike Kirk is helping make that happen in Langley.

Bicycles for Humanity collects old and unused bikes in North America, breaks them down and sends over a container of 400 to 500 bikes to Africa. A bike is an incredibly empowering gift, as it allows doctors to see five times as many people in a day, gets kids to schools that couldn’t otherwise get there, carries a lot more weight and in turn helps people get to market, trade with one another and do other tasks.

The organization’s website is http://www.bicycles-for-humanity.org.

Anyone wanting information about the local event can email mike@bicycles-for-humanity.org.

The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at 21562 Old Yale Road, Langley, at the corner of 216 Street and 48 Avenue, across the street from Porters. There will be a barbecue as well, by donation.

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