Sneak peak at the new Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery retail space
Posted on 27 Mar 2009 by James Willamor
video: Justin Ruckman; watch this video on Vimeo
Justin Ruckman and I were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the new 1,500 square foot retail space of the Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery. Donated bicycles are repaired, refurbished, and resold to the public to fund Trips for Kids. Saturday, March 28th, at 10AM the facility will officially open their new retail area to the public. The Re-Cyclery is located in the Area 15 arts campus along 15th Street at North Davidson Street.
What: retail space Grand Opening
Date: tomorrow, Sat, Mar 28
Time: 10 am
Where: Area 15
Details and slideshow after the page break.
Trip for kids serves several purposes. First, volunteers organize bicycle rides and mountain bike outings for children who are from at-risk communities. Also, Trips for Kids offers children classes on bicycle maintenance and safety, allowing children to earn their own bicycles. Extra children’s and adults’ bicycles that are repaired are resold to fund the charity.
Most of the bicycles are under $300 and some are less than $100. They have hundreds of bicycles for sale, including nearly brand new Huffy and Trek, classic Raleigh and Bianchi, and hard to find Nishiki, Panasonic, and Peugeot bicycles. According to Trips for Kids, their purpose is to “combine lessons in personal responsibility, self-empowerment, achievement, and community service so that kids are equipped with tools for building positive accomplishments and relationships within their communities and their lives.”