Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Shopping guide Part 2

If you feel philanthropic you can donate money to some great bike organizations...

Buy a membership for some one at Transportation Alternatives or Time's Up
or Doante to the Bicycle Legal Defense fund
and help with legal costs with the NYPD war against NYC critical mass.

You could donate to recycle-a-bicycle
This is a great non profit that runs a school program to give kids skills in bike repair. They also sell these bikes at two store locations, Dumbo and the East Village. Here you can get a great deal on a used bike and your helping the program. Recycle-a-bicycle also has bike repair workshops and group rides. Many of their bikes are now pictured on their website. Currently, this non-profit is looking for donations to send volunteers to New Orleans and help get 350 bikes back on the street.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

with no rent, no salaries etc, what would times up! do with my donation?
what exactly do they need money for?
the mass is free as is biking.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Jym said...

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2:24 PM  
Blogger Jym said...

=v= What odd comments. Look at the TIME'S UP! calendar to see what money would be spent on. Certainly we do things on the cheap, which just means your money would go very far.

And yes, both the Mass and biking are free, but the city is trying to crush both, and unfortunately they've chosen to put the onus on TIME'S UP! in the form of a lawsuit. Donations sure would help.

2:25 PM  
Blogger gwadzilla said...

there are also some great trail advocacy groups that could use our money

IMBA or MORE to name two

recently my mom bought my sons some goats and chickens for some families in Africa...
which is great!
sometimes I feel that there are causes at home that could use our attention as well
when giving someone a gift
maybe the donation should be for a cause that the person who is recieving would select if they were to give a donation

certainly my mom would think it weird if I gave her a donation in her name to the International Mountain Bike Association....

i will stop here
as this is all getting a little Seinfeld-esque

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shopping For New Bicycle AccessoriesMy son got a new bike for Christmas. He also received gifts of money from various relatives for purchasing bicycle accessories. He totaled up his money and we visited a website together to choose which bicycle accessories that he wanted.My son told me before we even got to the website that he had also been saving his allowance. He was sure that he could buy all of the bicycle accessories that his heart desired. I like that he has been saving his money for what he really wants.I told my son that we need to find all of the bicycle accessories that would make riding safer. He agreed. We found a 12v Generator with a Krypton bulb. I will be a lot happier with him riding his bike when the sun is going down if he has some illumination.He liked the idea of the headlight and agreed to it. He found another safety item for his new bicycle accessories. He found red flashing safety lights. I think that he said they were cool.A bell was the third of the bicycle accessories to get picked. I wish it was as loud as a car horn, but I think it really will be effective for its intended use. He saw a plastic horn and thought that it was stupid.I told my son that if he wanted to ride his new bike to school, then two of his new bicycle accessories needed to be a lock and a helmet. He had trouble finding a helmet that matched the paint on his new bike. I told him that we could go to a local sporting goods store to find the right one. He also preferred a different kind of bike lock than this website had to offer.We had a good time finding the bicycle accessories for his new bike. I think that he is going to have a lot of fun and some more freedom. I am thinking that I may want to sign him up for a bike safety class and also a minor bike repairs class. Both of those would teach him a lot.To learn more about everything bicycles vist my site at: BrensMartUSA Bicycles Have a geat day and stay healthy!Brenda Sue

5:18 PM  

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