Bike shop salvages trashed bicycles for donations

Lawrence repair shop is fixing and donating dozens of bicycles scrapped by bike-share company.

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State News

April 24, 2020 - 3:09 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence bicycle repair shop is earning praise for salvaging and donating dozens of bicycles dumped by a bike-share company at a scrap yard. 

Lawrence Re-Cyclery used about $2,000 in donations from the community to buy and repair bikes from a 20-foot-tall pile scrapped by Veo, the bike-share company., the Journal-World reported.

Veo operates a bike-share program in Lawrence that allows people to rent bikes using a smartphone app. The company provides both pedal bikes and electric bikes, but it recently removed its pedal bikes from the University of Kansas campus after its agreement with the school ended March 30.

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