A family of six could go home from the city bicycle sale Wednesday with a bicycle for everyone for a total of $120 or less.
Prices start at $20 for the newest bicycles and drop to $10 or $5 for bicycles with more use or a broken part. Sizes range from children's through adult's bicycles. Bicycles abandoned or found around the city are stored for a minimum of one year at the Lebanon Street Department, then offered for sale.
The last sale was two to three years ago, and two years’ worth go on sale from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the street department, 1301 Lafayette Ave.
“We’re hoping to get more families,” Lana Fairfield, street department administrative assistant, said. “It was so amazing when we saw whole families riding their new bikes out of here. The kids’ faces and the parents’ faces are just so excited.
“It’s not about making money. We’re not getting rich. It’s just about getting the bikes out there for people to enjoy. We have trails and so much they can use on bicycles.”
Proceeds go into the city’s general fund. Cash and checks with identifying information, such as a phone number, will be accepted. No early sales will be made.
Bicycles will have prices listed and the public can come beginning at 5 p.m. and buy what they want.
The street department must hold abandoned bicycles for at least a year so their owners can claim them. Anyone who lost a bicycle should call Lebanon Police or the street department.
Bicycles may be claimed with an accurate description, a serial number, a photo of the bicycle, or a description of unique markings.