Spring weather is on its way, and some area children do not have bicycles to enjoy the outdoors.
West Virginia Universitys student chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, is working to change that with its second Spring Bike Drive which begins Saturday (April 21) and goes through Friday, April 27.
Along with co-sponsor Positive Spin, a local nonprofit agency that promotes bicycling, Tau Beta Pi will accept bikes for either children or adults.
Any donated bikes that are in repairable condition will be refurbished and repaired by Tau Beta Pi and Positive Spin, then donated to area residents who do not have bikes.
Donors may drop off bikes at the loading dock of the Engineering Sciences Building on the Evansdale Campus anytime during the drive. Signs will be posted to direct donors to the drop-off location.
In addition, donations will be accepted in front of the Mountainlair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 23.
Positive Spin will also be accepting bicycle donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturdays.
To get to Positive Spin from Monongahela Boulevard and Sixth Avenue (traffic light at Seneca Center), turn up Sixth Avenue until the street ends. Turn left around the Grand Central Station sign on the building and stop at the second door on the right.
Positive Spin is a non-profit organization that supports citizens who choose alternative transportation to make Morgantown a safer and more sustainable place to live. It also serves as a bicycle-recycling center, collecting and donating used bikes to charity year-round.
For more information, contact Amy Hill at
firstname.lastname@example.org . Positive Spin can be reached at 304-276-0213.