Volunteers are collecting bikes in need of minor repairs such as flat tires and ripped seats to repair and safety check, then distribute to various Adopt a Family programs in the East Bay. This year the repair team will be led by Joseph Hui, who asks anyone interested in helping to contact him at AdoptAFamilyBikes@gmail.com.
For the recipients, these bikes are often their only means of transportation to work or school. Last year a homeless man who received a bike said he was grateful because he wouldn't "have to be on my feet all the time now."
Bikes can be left at St. Timothy's Church, 1550 Diablo Road, from Nov. 1-15. Bikes may be left behind the Parish Hall; tax receipts are available in an envelope on the wall.
Bikes can be dropped off at 1901 Camino Ramon Suite C in San Ramon (two doors down from Boswell's) from 4-6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15; and 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. They request no rusted bikes.