With an official launch set for March 19, the Lebanon Bicycle Recycle program is gearing up to become a community resource for young cyclists.

According to a press release from the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the program has been operating since October 2021. The organization has held donation nights and training events for members of the public interested in learning about bicycle repair and maintenance.

Additionally, the organization offers ways to trade in a bike or earn a donated one through volunteering. According to research project manager and committee member Laurie Crawford, the organization has “big dreams of inclusive and equitable access to bikes, as well as education about safety and bike skills.”

To celebrate the official launch of the program and its workshop, the Lebanon Bicycle Recycle will host an open house on March 19 at 12:30 p.m. The event will include tours of the workshop and mobile trailer at 53 Chestnut St., Lebanon, and a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m.

Additional information about the program and upcoming events can be found at the program’s website or Facebook page. The organization has been funded through private donors and grants including Penn State Health Community grants and a Penn State College of Medicine REACH grant.

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Josh Groh is a Cornwall native and writer who began reporting for LebTown in 2019. He continued to regularly contribute to LebTown while earning a degree in environmental science at Lebanon Valley College, graduating in 2021. Since then, he has lead conservation crews in Colorado and taken on additional...