Keith Oberg – Saving the world, one bike at a time
Keith Oberg, the recently-retired executive director of “Bikes for the World,” gave us an interesting presentation last week. Keith started the organization more than 15 years ago with a slightly recycled truck trailer and a vision. He mentioned an early event that he did with “Pedals for Progress” and North Bethesda Rotary that collected more than 100 bikes.
Since then, Bikes for the World has become the nation’s largest bicycle reuse program, shipping more than 12,000 bikes to more than a dozen partners in 29 countries around the world. Although retired from the organization (now housed on Parklawn Drive in Rockville), Keith is still active in promoting the organization and its work. The organization works with a number of national, state, and local organizations to collect bikes. Maybe we can rejoin them!