TOWNSEND -- Instead of throwing an old bicycle away, Dennis Wood said he will take any unwanted bicycles and give them a second life.
"If you have that old bicycle in the garage, don't throw it away," he said. "Bring it to the Bicycle Recycle Day."
Wood, a Holden resident, works with electronics for a living. About a year ago he decided to plan bicycle recycling events as a hobby.
He takes any type of bicycle, ranging from racing and mountain bicycles to BMX and children's bicycles. He said he also accepts bicycle tubes, tires, baskets and racks.
"There is no cost and your old or new unwanted bicycle will get a new home," said Wood.
Once all the bicycles are collected, Wood said the younger neighborhood kids are welcome to take any donated bike.
"I love giving bikes away to younger kids," said Wood. "Their parents don't have to buy a new one."
The rest are taken to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Worcester and a good majority are refurbished for resale to college students around Massachusetts at a cheaper price.
Wood usually chooses churches to host these events and they get a portion of the proceeds, he said.
If residents are not able to go to the event, Wood said they can call him at 508-277-7513 and someone will pick up the bicycle.
Bicycle Recycle Day will be held at Saint John Evangelist Parish on Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.