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.