Watch This Video: “Bike Roundup” in Long Beach

Streetsblog contributor Drew Reed sends along this excellent video for a bicycling recycling project being put on in Long Beach by the city, the local bike co-op, The HUB, and the city’s sanitation department.   This video is both a great lesson on what can be done when a public agency and non-profit can work together to do something as simple as finding a way to get good bikes into the hands of people who need them and a companion piece to our 2009 Streetfilm on Los Angeles’ three storefront co-ops.

Reed sent along some text highlighting a second bike recycling drive that the HUB is putting on.  For any Long Beach bike enthusiasts looking for more information, read on after the jump.

Perhaps the two greatest things about bicycles is that they last a long time and they’re easy to fix. And no one knows this better than Long Beach’s fledgling bike co-op, The HUB. This week, the HUB is taking on its second bike recycling drive, rounding up unused bikes and then refurbishing them and returning them to the community. If you’re in Long Beach and have a bike you’d like to recycle, you can arrange for a pickup at a time and place convenient to you; see Long Beach Cyclists’ page for more information. Or you can always take your bike into the HUB’s location at 1730 Long Beach Blvd., right next to the Pacific Coast Highway Blue Line station. The HUB is open Thursdays through Mondays.

The bike drive only lasts until this Saturday, December 4th, and afterward there will be no further bike pick ups. But you’re always welcome to drop off any unwanted bikes at the HUB’s location. In addition, the HUB is a wonderful place to get help working on a bike, or to buy a new one.