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Citi Collects 36 Bicycles to Support Inner City Youth

Citi employees in Amherst/Getzville collected 36 bicycles that were donated to Green Options Buffalo’s Recycle-a-Bicycle youth program, as part of the Great American Clean-up.
Green Options Buffalo has a mission to establish healthy, environmentally sustainable, community friendly transportation in Greater Buffalo. Through Recycle -A- Bicycle, inner city youth are taught the skills associated with bicycle repair and maintenance, safety, health, environmental issues and community engagement. This activity teaches problem solving and creates trained bicycle mechanics while positively impacting our environment by reducing the amount of unused bicycles going to the waste stream, curtailing car emissions and circulating bicycles back into the community while increasing quality of life.
Roger Barnes, Managing Director at Citi stated, “Citi is committed to supporting educational opportunities for youth and preserving the environment, thus we are very supportive of the work being accomplished through Recycle -A- Bicycle and commend the positive impact this initiative will have on both.”
A donation box is also being established at Citi so that all bicycles donated to the Recycle -A- Bicycle program will include resources to purchase a helmet, light and lock for all kids who earn a bicycle.
In related efforts, General Motors is generously organizing a used bicycle drive for Green Options Buffalo at the GE Powertrain facility on Vulcan Street between River Rd. and Kenmore Ave. on Saturday June 7th. The Bicycle Drive runs from 9am to 2pm. We are also searching for the use of a decent sized truck to transport the bicycles from the event to our Blue Bikes workshop. Please call 716-851-4052 or e-mail to volunteer (or donate bikes), and thank you to GM for their support! Find Blue Bike Hubs.

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