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Volunteer Night: Recycle-A-Bicycle

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It’s Wednesday and you need something to do. You could go drink dollar beers at Turtle Bay and possibly get an STD… OR you could do something good like help out with Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Recycle-A-Bicycle is a community based bike shop that benefits NYC youth. On average RAB salvages 1,200 bikes a year, diverting 36,000 pounds of waste from landfills. RAB also encourages youth participation in the process. In the past year, the youth program refurbished 500 bicycles and then reaped the benefits of their effort by pedaling 10,000 miles and burning off 1,500,000 calories. And if that isn’t enough, every purchase from their storefronts directly support their youth programs and environmental initiatives.

Every Wednesday from 7-9pm is Volunteer Night where you can help refurbish the bikes. You don’t need experience to help out but you’ll learn how to repair and clean used bikes. You’ll also meet some new people… and will likely NOT get an STD.

Volunteer Night
Wednesdays, 7-9pm
Recycle-A-Bicycle (35 Pearl Street, Brooklyn)

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Quincey Trigillo - Judicious Journalist

A recent transplant from Orange County, California, Quincey is in the big city with an Empire State Building-sized craving for culture... and learning that "free" part of freelance. Having been a high school English teacher for the last few years, she sadly knows the penny pinching lifestyle all too well. She's got a freakishly adorable dachshund named Walter Matthau and she really enjoys taking a bite out of this Big Apple everyone keeps talking about. Quincey may look straight outta the 'burbs, but.. well, yeah, she's straight outta the 'burbs.