Reduce, reuse, bicycle.
That is the philosophy of the minds behind the Lebanon Bicycle Recycle, which helps Lebanon County residents learn bicycle maintenance and provide for those without consistent access to transportation through donations, maintenance mentorships and volunteering.
The group began pedaling its wares in November when it acquired a trailer and was in the Lebanon parade. From there, they found workshop space in the basement of St. James Lutheran Church.
The group started quickly with help from Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg and its owner Ross Willard , who hosted a similar operation in the city since 2008. Willard was able to help train an initial set of mechanics and started the trailer up with some starter bikes.
Now LBR is looking to hold a ribbon cutting and open house this weekend to fully introduce the business to the community.
"We are going to have tours of the workshop," Research Project Manager and Committee Member Laurie Crawford said. "It’s really just a big base. Talk a little bit about how the program works, how we bring the bikes in, how we work to repair them with volunteers, we break down apart. And and then we will discuss a little bit about kind of our future, we’ll show some slides of kind of what we’ve been up to where we’re going."
The LBR is a committee of the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit working with local and state governments to advocate for cyclists in the area while educating Lebanon residents on the benefits and joys of […]