I came across this thread about the Kiwanis. Just too bad we can't magically teleport them to where the need is Houston, Florida, PR etc.


From: Thethinktank <thethinktank-bounces@lists.bikecollectives.org> on behalf of Dean FoGerty <dean.fogerty@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:13 AM
To: The Think Tank
Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Burning Man Bikes
Ship bikes to Houston Garvey

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On Sep 20, 2017, at 6:07 AM, Abby Easterly <aeasterly@onoffsite.com> wrote:

Kiwanis Bike Program
145 Catron Drive 775-846-7146 (
Open 9am-9pm during Burning Man. Just north of downtown Reno, Kiwanis Bike Program is normally to benefit kids in-need in the community. However, every year they receive large numbers of bikes left on the playa each year, and end up setting aside and taking extra special care of a bunch of them for burners next year to purchase at very fair prices. They also sell various bike accessories such as lights, el-wire kits, baskets, car racks, locks, fat seats, and bells), and they provide bike repairs. Finally, Burners can store bikes with Kiwanis for next year.


Also from the website. Kiwanis is big supporter to QC Bike Collective here in Manchester, NH.


Abby Easterly

QC Bike Collective




From: Thethinktank [mailto:thethinktank-bounces@lists.bikecollectives.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Rosenbaum
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:54 AM
To: The Think Tank <thethinktank@lists.bikecollectives.org>
Subject: [TheThinkTank] Burning Man Bikes


Heads up, according to a friend of mine who just came back from Burning Man in Nevada, many, many bikes were left abandoned after the event.

According to the event's webpage:

Love Em and Please Dont Leave Em
Leave no trace. A bike is a BIG trace. Somehow its become a common myth (playa legend, perhaps?) that its perfectly acceptable to leave your bike behind upon striking your camp. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you pack it in, pack it out!

However, apparently, it is perfectly acceptable to leave bikes behind, so there may still be lot's of bikes for bike projects in the region of Black Rock, Nevada to gather up.  Something definitely to look into if it hasn't already been.


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