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Liberty Cycle Nears Goal of 2K Donated Bikes

Bike shop in Basking Ridge collected 'gently used' bikes through Dec. 10 to donate to Newark families.

Liberty Cycle's annual bike collection at the shop in downtown Basking Ridge is within "a few dozen" bikes of its goal of reaching 2,000 bicycles donated and passed along to children and families in need since the collection began in 1994, said shop co-owner Greg Cordasco.

The deadline for accepting bikes is next Monday, Dec. 10, he said. "A couple of dozen more and we're there," he said of this year's self-imposed goal.

Donated bicycles that may be sitting in a garage or outgrown by kids will be serviced and then given to families in Newark through World Impact, according to information from the bike shop.

The owners of the independent bike shop, Greg and Ingrid Cordasco, ask that donors bring the bikes to the shop during business hours from Monday through Saturday. "We’ll take it from there," according to the website, which also lists business hours.

Along with good-quality used bikes, the shop is taking Liberty Cycle trade-ins to be served and donated to a school in Newark.

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