Bike Recycling: Making It Work For Your Community

When last we heard from the organizers of Long Beach’s ongoing bike recycling program, they outlined how the program came together, helping to save bikes from being discarded and providing transportation to area families. Now in part 2 of this series of videos, we hear advice on how other communities can initiate bike recycling programs of their own.

As you might imagine, organizing a bike program does involve a considerable amount of effort. While Long Beach’s organizers are generally upbeat in this video, they do make note of the difficulties involved as well, some of which are included in this extended version of the video. But the overall effectiveness of recycling bikes was enough to motivate them through to the finish.

Many people watching this video might not currently be in the position to organize a bike recycling program. But an equally important lesson to be learned is the vast potential of bike-related organization in general. Throughout Southern California there are numerous community bike groups working on many different ways to improve biking. Get involved, and perhaps you can make bike recycling a part of your community too.