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Mike’s Bikes and PODS of Sacramento Team Up to Collect Bikes for African Charity through April 29

For the second year, Sacramento moving and storage company lends support to gather donations for bike retailer’s sister shops in Africa.

 
 
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PRLog - Apr. 18, 2012 - (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – From now through April 29, PODS of Sacramento is lending its support to Mikes Bikes, the largest independent bicycle retailer in the U.S., to help collect donations for their ongoing Africa Bike program.

A PODS® container has been placed at the Sacramento Mike’s Bikes store located at 1411 “I” St. (at 14th Street) and the public is encouraged to help fill it with donations of new or used bikes that will then be sent to Mike’s Bikes Sister Shops in Africa.

In 2011, a great business collaboration was born when PODS teamed up for the first time with Mike’s Bikes, helping them to collect more than 500 donated bicycles during a two-week bike drive.

“Last year’s partnership was a huge success,” said Ken Ude, president of Storage Mobility, Inc., franchise owner for PODS Sacramento.  “We are thrilled to again lend our support to Mike’s Bikes and hope that during this year’s three week bike drive, we can break all records and help them collect over 1,000 bikes.”

In 2007, Mike’s Bikes began the Africa Sister Shops program to build a self-sustaining supply of working bikes in Africa and to promote economic growth by teaching African entrepreneurs how to run a bike business. Mike’s Bikes collects and sends donated bikes and start-up funding to developing African countries as well provides mentoring to the owners of its Africa Sister Shops with the goal of creating African job opportunities.

During the three week bike drive, the donated PODS® containers will serve as temporary bicycle donation centers and provide on-site storage. At the end of the drive’s conclusion, PODS will transport the containers to a central staging area where volunteers and staff will prepare the bikes for shipment to Africa.

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