Bike Ministry

Bike ministry at Grace Presbyterian reaches homeless, needy By Gail Hollenbeck, Times Correspondent Friday, September 23, 2016-click on link

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Mel Tuck Introduces Bike Ministry

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In 1998 a small group of men from Grace church began repairing donated bicycles to provide them to needy children and adults. This ministry is continuing and as of the end of 2013 we have donated 1700 bikes. The bikes we repair are donated by church members and others familiar with this ministry. The bikes are usually in a range of disrepair – most need new tires and tubes, but some may need chains, seats, handlebars, shifters and reflectors as well as general clean up and lubrication. The costs for the needed parts are provided by the church budget and by donations from a variety of sources. When this ministry began, many of the bikes were donated to the migrant worker community in Dade City. However, with the recent depressed economy, there is a great need for these bikes in Spring Hill and the Hernando county area. Most of the adult bikes go to People Helping People, a muliti-denominational organization serving local homeless people, many of the children’s bikes go to Bay Care, a center for working with children having behavioral problems, and others go to people identified by church members. Anyone needing one of these bikes can be considered by contacting the church office at 352-683-2082. The bike ministry currently operates in the church garage on Wednesdays from 8 am to noon. Usually from mid October to mid May – the cooler months of the year.

4 Responses to Bike Ministry

  1. Barbara Engel says:

    I read about your bike ministry online. I live in NE Tampa and am not a member of your church, but I did rescue a perfectly good adult Schwinn bike from our dumpster area that appears to only need inner tubes. The woman that cuts my hair isn’t too far from the church, and if you will accept the bike, I will make a Wed. appointment and bring it during your garage hours. Thank you.

  2. Chuck Kjergaard says:

    I have three decent bikes to donate, is wed the only day to drop off bikes?

    I am the audio director for Victory Church in Lakeland, FL an we have a Wednsday evening service, making it hard to get off work on Wednsdays.

    • paulG says:

      Please forget my previous. I’m certain that we can makke arrangements for you. Please call the office when you have the opportunity.
      Thank You

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