Saturday, November 11, 2017

Call for Donations for Herndon MS After-School Bike Shop

By FABB Member Kelley Westenhoff

Did you know that Fairfax County has an after-school bike shop where students learn how to fix bikes? Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Herndon Middle School students learn by doing, fixing donated bikes for others. The program has three components.

-Students fix and clean donated bikes that are returned to the community as gifts via Cornerstones Neighborhood Resource Center in Herndon during the holidays, helping out families whose cannot otherwise provide bikes for their children. Each child also receives a helmet courtesy of Reston Bicycle Club and parents receive information about bike safety.

-Students fix and clean donated bikes to sell at the Reston Association Yard Sale twice a year generating funds to continue the program.

-Students can earn the opportunity to build up a bike for their own use or to give to a friend or family member who needs one.

The program runs with the school year, and right now students are as busy as Santa's elves working on the holiday donations. The shop needs bike donations, particularly small adult bikes. 

If you can help by donating a bike, please contact Kelley Westenhoff at  Or, you can drop bikes off at the middle school on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, 2:30-4:30. You can see the shop in action when you do so!

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Contact FABB via email:

Subscribe to the
FABB e-newsletter

Subscribe to posts:
[Atom 1.0] or [RSS 2.0]

  Bike to Work Day 2015 at Wiehle Station

  Transportation choices

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?