Bicycle Warehouse, San Diego, is shipping its first 40 foot container of donated bikes and gear to Africa.
Bicycle Warehouse owners Debbe and Mike Simmons will be hosting a "loading party" to celebrate their first full 40 foot container of donated bikes and gear being sent to Africa.
"It's actually more of a working party. Roll up your sleeves and get loading" says Bicycle Warehouse co-owner Debbe Simmons who spearheaded the development of the Southern California Chapter of the "Africa Bike Drive & Sister Bike Shop Program"
"We are good friends with Ken Martin from Mike's Bikes in San Francisco who started the non-profit foundation and has already sent over 10,000 bikes to Africa" says Debbe.
Once they learned about the program Debbe and co-owner Mike Simmons immediately began the Southern California Chapter to collect donations of bikes and gear through all of their retail stores in San Diego and Riverside.
"Excited beyond words" is how the whole crew from Bicycle Warehouse describes the news that their top vendor, Giant Bicycles, donated two full 40 foot containers of new bikes and gear to the cause.
"We are fortunate and proud to be Giants #1 retailer in the U.S. They stepped up in a big way with such a huge generous donation" says Debbe Simmons.
"All of the donated bikes and gear we've collected will be shipped to our Africa Sister Shops and refurbished before being made available to the local community" explained Bicycle Warehouse co-owner Mike Simmons. "These donated bikes find a new life providing access to food, water, employment, education and health care to many people who didn't have it beforehand"
Bicycle Warehouse is recognized as a "Top 100 National Retailer". Locally owned in San Diego and operated by husband and wife team Mike and Debbe Simmons it has a staff of 35 top notch team members.
Bicycle Warehouse is a full cyclery, offering bikes for all ages, skill levels and types of riding. They repair all makes and models and have all the gear you need to have a safe and fun ride. Their tag line says it best - "It's Your World, Ride It".
For more information on Bicycle Warehouse and the Bikes for Africa project, contact Debbe Simmons at #858-943-4207
Or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
5710 Kearny Villa Rd. San Diego, CA 92123