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Bike sharing program donates 100 bikes to GreenburghPosted: Updated:
A Westchester bike sharing program says it will donate its bicycles now that its one-year trial run is coming to an end.
Ofo, a bike sharing app, said on July 23 it was closing up shop and will no longer move forward in Westchester.
So it is donating 100 bikes to the Town of Greenburgh.
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said he made it his mission to find homes that need the bikes most.
"I wrote to area schools, churches, synagogues, asking if they have any low-income congregants, or students or people in the community who would benefit from bicycles," Feiner says.
Alexander Hamilton High School asked for 20 bikes for students, and other requests have trickled in.
One bike went to a family after a mother who reached out to Feiner said her 14-year-old wanted a bike, but she couldn't afford one.
There are about 80 bikes left to give away. Feiner is asking anyone interested to contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org