According to a news release from PCC, used bicycles that are collected at the event will be distributed to disadvantaged teens in Togo, a small country in West Africa. The bicycles will be used by the recipients for transportation to and from school.
“Alaffia founder, president and Togo native, Olowo-n’djo Tchala, knows first-hand the challenges of overcoming poverty and the impact a simple bicycle can have on a child’s life,” the press release reads.
Alaffia has collected over 3,500 bicycles over the past seven years, and they say that 95% of the teens who receive the bicycles stay in or complete school.
Functioning, adult-sized used bicycles will be accepted at the bike drive.