Kathryn Taylor and I connected with Bearings to discuss a fundraising idea in 2020. The Atlanta cycling community and the Sorella Cycling club are great resources to collect gently used cycling gear so we proposed creating a collection site at Bearings to then stock a Gear Up Sale – a cycling specific garage sale. The October 2020 and April 2021 sales generated thousands of dollars for the shop to use in their community support. Collection and storage of donations on site is open year round – including donations from local organizations and cycling related operations. As a Sorella, I reached out to our sponsor, Hincapie Sportswear, Inc who has sent boxes of new overstock soft goods for each sale! AND – my Sorella sisters have made donations and volunteered to prep for the sales and provide guidance to buyers during the sales.
The sale this fall will take place on October 29/30. If you are interested in donating gently used cycling gear or volunteering some time, please contact Teri Danielson at email@example.com or 970-988-1202. Time slots will be available on Friday Oct 29 2:00 – 7:00 and Saturday Oct 30 8:00 – 3:00.