Help Bicycle Warehouse Reach Goal to Send 500 Bikes to Africa

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Join owners Mike and Debbe Simmons of Bicycle Warehouse to reach their goal to send 500 bikes to Africa by Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Mike and Debbe learned about the “Africa Bike Drive & Sister Shop Program,” started by Mike’s Bikes in San Francisco, and immediately wanted to be a part of it. They have started the Southern California Chapter to further the cause because bicycles can change people’s lives in a positive way providing fitness, freedom and fun.

The Africa Project is a 501(c3) non- profit foundation that establishes self-sustaining bicycle businesses in developing regions in Africa. Bicycle Warehouse is the first Southern California donation location, and will be collecting donated bikes and gear at all of their store locations on an ongoing basis. The sister stores are located in the developing African countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho and Ghana.

“The bikes and gear we collect will be shipped to our sister shops in Africa and refurbished before being made available to the local community,” says Owner Debbe Simmons. “Your donated bikes give provide access to education, health care, food/water and employment they did not have beforehand.”

Bicycle Warehouse, located at 5710 Kearny Villa Road, is a full service cyclery and repair shop offering kids bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes and much more. Their mission is to get people actively involved in cycling and be their best source for information and equipment. Though locally based in San Diego, they are in the top 100 dealers in the country. To learn more, visit, or call 858-943-4207.

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