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Pedal the Plains with Project ReCycle

Get ready cyclists, there’s another big ride coming up.  On the weekend of September 18-20, Pedal the Plains will be riding through the towns of Julesburg, Holyoke, and Sterling.IMG_3015

This 3-day bike event has many route options. For those cyclists that want to really push their limits there is the Century Option. And for those who want a laid back ride- there is the Family Fun Ride. Project ReCycle is sponsoring the family ride.   Read more

Ride the Rockies Team, Cycling Along

The devoted cyclists that signed on in March to be ambassadors for Project ReCycle are peddling right along towards the big ride coming up in June. Some of the riders are volunteering for other Project ReCycle events as well.  I caught up with Greg Horstman at The Kickstand in The Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. He volunteered to help move a few hundred bikes to Sedalia Elementary school for the Dream Bike Event on May 2.  “A good rule of thumb for training for The Ride the Rockies is to log in at least 1,000 miles before the ride,” said Greg. He had reached 509 miles so far…. Great job Greg; you’re half way there!  This will be Greg’s fourth time riding the Rockies. Wow-what an accomplishment!

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Dream Bike Event- Dreams Big!

It was Saturday morning May 2, and the sun shone brightly. What a joyous day for both the volunteers- and the recipients of the special gift of a bicycle. This year’s Project ReCycle Bike Event was held at Sedalia Elementary. Sedalia was the first school to have 100% of the students earn their own bike. What an accomplishment! Each student could earn their own bike by improving attendance, academics, and showing respect to their teachers and peers.

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All New “Bike Mechanic Series” Launches

Project ReCycle has launched their new “Bike Mechanic Series“; it’s a program to better train volunteers so that there is a quicker turnaround time to get the bikes refurbished and out into the community to the kids. “There’s a gap between the bikes being donated and dropped off and getting the bikes fixed up and delivered,” said AJ,the non-profit’s Executive Director. Read more

Colorado Gives Big to Project ReCycle

 

Yesterday was Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day is a statewide event to encourage people to donate to non-profits through online giving.  And Colorado gave so big to Project ReCycle!  AJ Stapleton and everyone who volunteers, supports, and works with Project ReCycle Thanks You Colorado!! “I am so grateful!!! I continue to be amazed by the out- pouring of generosity from all of you, my friends. I am learning to ask for help, knowing that together we can accomplish so much more, together we can bless and change the lives of so many children,” said AJ Stapleton, the non-profit’s Executive Director. Read more

Tours with Team Project ReCycle

Team Project ReCycle is a group of cyclists that raises money to support Project ReCycle, a non-profit dedicated to getting kids on bikes. The team enters rides in Colorado all the way from Fort Morgan to Grand Junction. Some really fun tours are coming up for the month of September…. Read more

Dream Bike Event

It’s a Saturday Spring morning.  Volunteers are showing up by the two’s and three’s.  Families and friends walk up. Mechanics are arriving.  People from Feedback Sports, 6202 Cycling Club, Trek, American Family Insurance and many other companies arrive… American Furniture Warehouse provided trucks to safely transport the hundreds of bikes directly to the schools. The bikes are laid out in rows. Read more

The reason for our great success and rapid growth

Ever since we started collecting bikes in 2008, volunteers have been fueling the engine that runs Project ReCycle; from manning our booth at events to cleaning a bike so that every child will get a near new looking bike. The reason for our great success and rapid growth lies primarily in the commitment of our volunteers.  It is only fitting to salute them in our first edition of our newsletter. Read more

Volunteers Needed on Saturdays

Help us Fix Donated Bikes in Englewood for Kids in Need

Volunteers Needed! If you haven’t heard, Project ReCycle now has a new donated beautiful facility in Engelwood. We have endearingly named it “The Kick Stand”. It is filled right now with bikes that have been donated that need a quick clean up, repair and tune up. We are racing the clock as we ready these bicycles for the holiday season. Can you imagine how many kids in need will smile when they receive one of these bikes? Read more

Local Boys support Local Cause

A group of boys from the highlands Ranch area, soccer teammates and buddies, walked their local neighborhood in efforts of collecting used bikes.  They approach us last month asking for a way to help us collect bikes.  We put our heads together and they came up with the idea to hit their local neighborhood.   Read more