Group seeks donations of exercise equipment Residents can contribute used machines to schools


Wondering what to do with the Stairmaster that sits in the rec room, the one that holds the ironing pile? Or, what about that stationary bike that serves as the family coatrack?

Healthy Harford Inc. is giving people the opportunity to get rid of any exercise equipment.

"Recycle Your Cycle" is a program the corporation developed to collect exercise equipment for distribution throughout Harford County schools.

Residents may drop off equipment in working condition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bel Air High School, Edgewood Middle School, Aberdeen Middle School and North Harford Middle School.

Rhonda Ludwig, assistant general manager of the Bel Air Athletic Club, said schools do not have the money to supply every physical education department with exercise equipment.

Through the program, community members can make tax-deductible donations and help schools at the same time, she said.

Ms. Ludwig is a committee member of Healthy Harford, a nonprofit organization composed of volunteers throughout the county.

It includes the Parks and Recreation Department, Farm Bureau and YMCA of Harford County.

Two stationary bikes already have been collected, and Ms. Ludwig said the organization would welcome any other pieces of equipment from rowing machines to strength equipment and benches.

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