Port Townsend Connection & Other News

Yesterday I traveled northwest to drop off brochures and visit with our generous companions that are acting as drop-off locations. The Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Genetic Link in Pt. Hadlock, and the Broken Spoke in Pt. Townsend will act as official drop-off locations and I was fortunate enough to meet them, some for the first time. I also dropped off brochures at the Olympic Outdoor Center and PT Cyclery both of whom are supporting us that way. 

Then I headed to “uptown” Port Townsend to pay a visit to The ReCyclery, with the intent of trying to see if they would be willing to trade a mountain bike for a road bike, since B for H is mainly interested in mountain bikes. What a pleasant surprise I had. Chauncey, the owner, and I had a great conversation about helping others through bicycles. Or, as the Recyclery’s motto states “Positive social change through bicycles”. Chauncey offered to contact Pete at the Broken Spoke and set up a system whereby he would pick up bikes from Pete and then store them in a place he has. Plus he will trade ‘mountains for roads’ plus give us bikes he doesn’t have a use for. Wow! Was I pleasantly surprised. Thanks a million, Chauncey!

Today Don and myself did a pick-up from the Bainbridge Police Department of ten bikes. Don’s trailer was utilized, which made the job pretty easy since only one trip had to be made. 

I still need to get to Poulsbo to make a pick-up of 3 bikes--these were the first three donations. I will post a photo of #1 soon. After all, the first one is the hardest.

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