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This year’s 20th annual Salvation Army Bike Drive supplied 22 bicycles to needy local families and individuals.

This drive is made possible by recycling unclaimed bicycles from the Anacortes Police property unit, repairing and making them suitable for distribution to needy families for Christmas by the Salvation Army.

This year’s drive took place at the food bank area of the Salvation Army building on December 9th. Organized by members of the Anacortes Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (the group who brought the Open Streets event to town last September), volunteers included the Noon Kiwanis bike repair crew, several members of the Skagit Bicycle Club and Transition Fidalgo. Parts were supplied by Kiwanis.


For the second year in a row, a personal donation from a member of the Anacortes Police department was received. It was leveraged by Skagit Cycle Center who supplied cable locks below cost for all the bikes. Head and taillights were donated by the Anacortes Safe Routes to Schools committee.

In all, 22 bicycles were made ready for local families and individuals this year.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times