Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission has gotten less picky about the bikes it’s accepting for its program to provide wheels to the area’s homeless residents, but it’s not out of desperation.
A local mechanic who donates his time to fix bikes for the homeless and has been working with PPJPC said he’ll start taking less-than-perfect specimens for their parts.
Of course, PPJPC still wants people to donate used bikes that are in good condition so they can be handed off quickly to people who rely on them to get to doctor’s appointments, therapists, the soup kitchen and other places critical to their well-being.
So if you have a used bike in great condition or one that would be better used for its parts, drop it off across the street from the Wednesday farmers market at America the Beautiful Park. The market runs from 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 13.