Join Jax ReCycle at ZenCog on September 7 from 10am-3pm for a bicycle build volunteer work day. No mechanical experience required…just adequately greased elbows! Volunteers of all skill levels are invited to contribute to cleaning, assembling, and repairing donated bicycles and bicycle components.
Jax ReCycle partners with the Sulzbacher Center and Community Connections to provide individuals in need with refurbished bicycles for work transportation. Since 2008, Jax ReCycle has refurbished over 400 adult bicycles and hundreds of children’s bikes, thanks entirely to volunteer labor, donated bicycles, and community support.
Volunteers may bring basic tools or clean, used rags, and should bring a bottle for water (we’ll have refills and a few cold beverages).
Those unable to volunteer during a work event may contribute by donating used bicycles including frames or parts, new helmets or bike lights, or new or used bike locks and chains, by transporting the refurbished bicycles to donation sites, or by contributing to the Jax ReCycle funds at ZenCog Bicycle Company or at the Sulzbacher Center.
About Jax ReCycle
Jax ReCycle refurbishes discarded or donated bicycles for placement with individuals who need them to get to work. While the bicycles are furnished to recipients in need free of charge, a primary objective of the program is to provide not just a possession of practical value to the new owner, but a mode of transportation empowering the recipient with self-sufficiency. The owner of a ReCycled bike may be able to get to work more quickly, easily, and promptly. Ultimately, burdens of commute expenses are alleviated, as bicycles are inexpensive to maintain relative to motor vehicles, and at times more reliable and time-efficient than public transportation.