Bikes For The World And DICK'S Sporting Goods Announce Second Annual Bike
ARLINGTON, Va., May 3, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Bikes for the World, the
nation's largest non-profit bicycle reuse organization announces their second
annual bike trade-in program in partnership with DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
(NYSE: DKS), the leading U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer.
Building upon the success of last year's program, Bikes for the World and
DICK'S Sporting Goods will again look to collect and repurpose thousands of
donated bikes for those in need.
From Sunday, May 5 to Saturday, May 11, consumers will have the opportunity to
support the initiative by bringing in their used bike to a local DICK'S
Sporting Goods store. Customers who participate in the trade-in will receive
a discount toward a new bike purchase.
Bikes for the World will repurpose and distribute the donated bikes to lower
income communities in the U.S. and around the world.In 2012, over 4,000
bikes were donated during the inaugural Bike Trade-In program.
"This type of initiative in partnership with DICK'S Sporting Goods is
essential to growing our mission," said Keith Oberg, Director of Bikes for the
World. "As a result of last year's collaboration, we expanded our deliveries
of suitable used bicycles to lower-income communities by almost 50%, enhancing
many more livelihoods through better transportation and generating skilled
employment in bicycle repair and maintenance."
Bikes for the World is an active and unique part of the national bicycle
advocacy and charitable community that supplies 20 non-profit programs in the
Washington DC area and around the world including the Philippines, Ghana,
Kenya, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Barbados, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama. Since January 2005, Bikes for the World has
donated, on average, nearly 10,000 bicycles annually—including spare parts and
accessories, these donations now total over $3.5 million--quietly becoming the
nation's largest bicycle reuse program. In April 2013, Bikes for the World
placed its 75,000^th bike for donation to help people who need affordable
About Bikes for the World
Bikes for the World is a recognized charitable and educational institution
operating under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS Code. Based in the Washington
DC area, it works with individual volunteers and more than 100 community
service agencies, schools, faith communities, Scout troops, and businesses
locally and around the country, to collect, prepare, sort, and deliver
thousands of used bicycles donated by individual and corporate members of the
public. As of May 2013, it is active via volunteers and partner non-profits
in the District of Columbia and eight states—Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, New
Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Donated
bikes are shipped to underprivileged communities overseas where they transform
lives by facilitating transportation to work, school, and health services;
generating employment in reconditioning bikes; and contributing to human
development and environmental conservation. Further information is available
About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
DICK'S Sporting Goods is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer
offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel
and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and
operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of February 2, 2013,
the Company operated 518 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf
Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for
DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.
Yvette Danny Christiansen
Bikes for the Catalyst Public Relations
SOURCE DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
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