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Volunteers needed to assemble bikes for needy kids

A happy recipient at last year's bike giveaway. Photo by Daniel Friedman.

On Saturday, Nov. 12, The Pedal Power Foundation will be conducting its 2011 bicycle assembly event. The nonprofit organization is  seeking volunteers to help assemble approximately 200 bicycles that will be distributed to underprivileged children through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and Holdeman Elementary in Tempe.

The event will be held from 9am  to 2pm and “makes a great community service opportunity for families, churches, schools and civic organizations,” according to Mike McIlroy, President of The Pedal Power Foundation. “No previous assembly skills are required; there are plenty of other ways to help if you’re not handy with tools.”

The warehouse is located at 2010 E. University #22 in Tempe. It’s on the northeast corner of University and Smith, about half a mile east of McClintock on University.

Items to bring:

• Something to sit on (lawn chair, blanket, old towel)
• Tools (a limited supply is available for those who don’t have any)

“Dress appropriately,” says McIlroy. “It’s a dirty job! If you can make it for an hour or for the full time, we appreciate the support.”

If you can attend, or have additional questions, call 602-909-2645 or email McIlroy at mike@pedalpowerfoundation.org.

Read about last year’s bike giveaway.