Recently my apartment complex left a note on my door that our community bicycle cages were being cleaned out of all abandoned bikes. They requested that I come to the office to get a tag for my bike so it didn't end up in the dumpster. Dumpster? Really? I thought of the dozens of abandoned bikes I had seen languishing by themselves in the bike cage covered by a few centimeters of Los Angeles soot and dust. Dirty yes. Damaged no. Dumpster worthy? Not at all.
Immediately I jumped on the computer to find a solution to save the bikes. The fact is Americans buy 22 million bikes a year and 17 million of those are adult bikes. This leaves thousands if not millions of old bikes unused and potential feed for our growing landfills....Read More