EASTON, Md. (AP) — More than 65 bikes collected in Easton will soon be on the streets of Central America or Africa.

The donated bikes were collected Sunday as part of a D.C.-based program called Bikes for the World, which gives bikes to people such as health care workers and students in developing countries.

The bike collection program has been going on for more than a decade in Easton, but this week’s collection brought in the most bikes in the program’s history.

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Comments (7)
  1. Mi Letz says:

    Very cool! Nice to see something that has potential to change peoples lives, making travel a less time consuming, less limiting.

  2. sheriff willie says:

    How much do you want to bet that some crooked org will manage to get their hands on these bikes, resell them at a nice profit & the poor will never , ever see them. And people wonder why we are hated around the globe? Duh, duh. Try traveling you closed minds & see for yourself.

  3. PSST Off says:

    Why are we worrying about Central America and Africa? Aren’t most of their citizens here illegally anyway?

    1. Ken says:

      When Jose gets this mountain bike in Central America he can ride it to the good ole USA. I bet this was one of Owe’Malleys ideas…….

  4. Doug says:

    I donated my bike.
    I failed to catch the name of the thief as he peddled off,giggling
    and flipping me the bird,
    to add insult to injury .

  5. jayda says:

    i’m happy to see these bikes go to people in other countries where poor people can use them to come to america and find work

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