McGuckin Hardware, a leading Boulder retailer for sporting goods since 1955, is teaming up with local nonprofit Community Cycles to collect used bikes for repurposing.
Boulder, CO –July 1, 2014— McGuckin Hardware will host a six-day bike drive from July 14th to July 19th at the store to benefit Community Cycles, Boulder’s only non-profit bike shop whose mission is making cycling available to everyone. Bicycle donors will receive a 10 percent discount to use on a purchase at McGuckin Hardware as well as a receipt for tax deductions.
“We are very excited that McGuckins is holding a bike drive to benefit our shop,” said Community Cycles PedalSmart Coordinator Kris Korba. “All donated bikes and parts will be assessed, refurbished and used again if they are mechanically sound. Parts and bikes are put back into use at our shop just south of Boulder Beer. Monetary donations support and increase our advocacy voice and educational programs.”
As well as ranking first in America’s 15 most active cities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study, Boulder also took fourth place this year out of the 11 most bike friendly cities in the world. The alliance between McGuckin Hardware and Community Cycles serves to embrace and nurture the bike culture that enhances Boulder as a great place to live an active lifestyle.
The bike drive will culminate in an expo at McGuckin Hardware on Saturday July 19, where Community Cycles staff and other bike-related vendors will be tabling inside the store from 10am to 2pm to demo products and give out information.
“This is an excellent opportunity to show the Boulder biking community that the local hardware store has a great biking accessory section,” said Sporting Goods Manager Rik Isakson.
About McGuckin Hardware
McGuckin Hardware is an independent, family-owned hardware store in Boulder, Colorado, employing an average of 285 people and stocking over 200,000 items in 18 departments. The store, founded in 1955, is based on product selection and customer service, and is known to be friendly to leashed dogs, DIY projects, entrepreneurs and the emerging Maker culture. It is referred to as the largest independent hardware store in the United States.