Friday, November 9, 2012

A Good Cause

This weekend is chock-a-block full of cross racing! There is the Pedalers At The Poor Farm up at the McMenamins at Edgefield in Troutdale. Sadly I won't be going to that. Mostly because it's far to hilly for a fat guy like me and I haven't been feeling super awesome the last week or so. Couple that with my impressively fragile male ego and I just don't think I could recover.
The second race is on Sunday at the Washington County Fairgrounds Cross Crusade. This seurat I will be attending for two reasons. First, its a flat semi technical course. (Me... me...) Second, there will be beer  (Me....). So I'm there in spades.

Pictures and stories to follow. Stay tuned...

But that isn't what this particular post is about. What I wanted to take a minute and discuss is a very worthy local charity that my friend Becky from Pie is a Meal blog is heading up.  It's a Bike Donation Drop Off for local foster kids that are transitioning into adulthood. The donated bikes can mean mobility for these young adults who may have to walk or ride the bus (When they have the money.) for great distances to get to school or work. These donated bikes offers them opportunity. Which for some of these kids has been difficult to come by their whole lives.

In short, its a very good thing.

Here is all the vital information~

The Assistance League Auxiliary of Salem is hosting a Bike Donation Drop Off

Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The bikes will be collected at The Bike Peddler located at 174 Commercial Street NE. Salem, Or. 

Donated bikes, locks and/or bike accessories will be accepted. 

If you have an adult sized bicycle that has been gathering dust and you have been thinking about getting rid of it. Please consider this. It's for a good charity. And if you do donate. I promise you a warm fuzzy feeling all over.

Their goal is 50 bikes. Lets see if we can reach that!

If you have any further questions please contact Becky at

Thanks everyone. You guys are swell...

Rubber side down,

Big E


  1. Thanks for sharing this!

    Unfortunately, after folks get a bike, here in Salem we don't give them a very good system of bike routes to get places.

    The updated Bike Plan for Salem, "Bike and Walk Salem," wrapped up a year ago last fall and went to the Planning Commission and now is stuck in City Council. Getting the plan adopted, and then getting it funded and implemented remain a challenge.

    As great as getting bikes to people is, we need also to ensure that people, who by choice or by fortune are dependent on bikes for transportation, can enjoy a robust, safe, and comfortable network of fully connected bicycle routes.

    If any of your readers haven't done so, consider emailing and encourage them to make safe, comfortable, and connected routes a higher priority in Salem!

    Thanks again for sharing this!