2015 Adopt - a - Bike
50 Bikes for 50 Kids for the Holidays
For every $75.00 a child will receive a
New (or refurbished) bicycle,
a CPSC certified helmet, and lock.
November kicks off the Adopt-a-Bike program for this years holiday giving. This year WashCo BTC is adopting two schools; Verne McKinney elementary school- Hillsboro and Metzger elementary school- Tigard. Both schools are classified "Title 1". We hope to give 50 bicycle packages away, bringing a smile and the joy of independence to a child. You can help by giving now. Simply click the "Donate Now" button, click on Adopt-a- Bike and the rest is simple. (Of course we will gladly accept any amount you can give. Smaller amounts will be pooled together).
This is a terrific way for office groups, fraternal organizations, families and special interest groups to give a gift that can enrich the life of a youngster. Do you remember your first bicycle? The thrill of taking it for your first ride? Think about those feeling when you give today. Photos are from the 2014 Minter Bridge elementary school Adopt-a-Bike giveaway..
Oak Hills Elementary Free Helmet Fitting
Beaverton School District's decision to cut bus service to Oak Hills Elementary School is the reason for finding a large number of bikes and scooters parked at the school on any given day.
Oak Hills PTO President, Jen Anderson, recently contacted WashCo BTC about needing help fitting helmets. Jen said, "On any given day we have 70-80 bikes and or scooters riden to school. Many of the helmets I see are improperly fitted or not worn at all. I do what I can getting as many helmets fit-can you help us?"
November 10th volunteers from WashCo BTC, Washington County Sheriff's office, and a local youth church group gathered at the back of the school where many of the bikes are parked-although there are limited parking structures-most bikes are left right where they stopped earlier in the day.
Nine volunteers tugged at helmet straps and explaining to the riders how their helmets should be worn and why it is so important. A few helmets were given to those with no helmet or who had a helmet that needed replacing.
After their helmets were adjusted the kids went over to the table that had caught many an eye earlier and picked out stickers, tattoos and a goody bag filled with activity books and brochures on safe riding practices.
We invite you to join us!
The mission of the WashCo BTC is to promote bicycle transportation, protect bicyclists’ rights and improve bicycling conditions throughout Washington County, Oregon through education, advocacy and community. In other words, we work to make bicyclists and bicycling better in Washington County. Currently, the WashCo BTC is the only non-profit of its kind purely focused on the needs of Washington County. When you join or renew your membership, you are helping us help the community in Washington County. Click here to see how to join or renew your membership!
And get involved in other ways by visiting our bike retail and repair shop, donating, volunteering, taking a class, following our facebook page, subscribing to our newsletter (bottom right corner of this site) or participating in one of our events.
Read more about the organization by visiting our About Us and Our Stories pages.
Washington County Community Bike Center
137 NE 3rd Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
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