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Weeklong bicycle donation drive planned for Larkinville

Old bicycles that may be gathering dust in basements or garages can be dropped off during a weeklong bicycle donation drive in Larkinville to benefit the bicycling advocacy group Gobike Buffalo.

Volunteers from First Niagara will collect donated bikes during three evening events at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street: the Slow Roll Buffalo community bike ride Monday from 6 p.m. until 8; Food Truck Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8; and the kickoff Wednesday of the Live at Larkin concert series from 5 p.m. until 8:30.

Donations will also be accepted from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the main lobby of the Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange Street.

The bikes will be taken to Gobike’s Community Workshop on Colvin Boulevard and used in its Recycle-A-Bicycle program.

“We believe that one of the best ways to get people to bicycle is by providing them with an easy, low-cost entry point,” Justin Booth, the group’s executive director, said in a news release. “Our programs give people access to learn how to fix, maintain and repair their own bicycle, either at our workshop or in schools and community centers across the city.”