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Elmhurst Bike Task Force collects 156 bikes for nonprofit

src=http://triblocal.com/elmhurst/files/cache/2011/04/collect2.jpg/460_345_resize.jpgA standing ovation is in order for the Elmhurst Bike Task Force, which recently collected 156 bicycles for people in need. The bikes will be donated to Working Bikes Cooperative, a Chicago-based nonprofit that refurbishes old bikes and gives them to people in developing countries.

Active Trans has a special connection with the Elmhurst Bike Task Force. Bob Hoel, the chairman and founder of the task force, also serves on the Active Trans Board of Directors.

Read about the task force's used bike drive in Triblocal.