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Teens Pedal For Progress

Yesterday’s weather did not dampen the spirits of three Westport teens.

Lizzie Leonard, Will Hardy and Ned Hardy spent the afternoon collecting over 70 used bicycles.  Soon they’ll be sent overseas, for use by needy villagers as crucial transportation for education, employment and healthcare.

Ned — an 8th grader at Bedford — said he enjoyed “working for a good cause. And it’s fun!”

Will — a Staples junior — noted that through the Pedals For Progress organization, “there’s a micro-economy effect.”

Staples senior Lizzie added:  “I love my bike.  It’s my favorite possession.  Helping other people get bikes makes me happy.”

Just one more way Westport teenagers manage to spend some of their free time.

Will Hardy, Lizzie Leonard and Ned Hardy break down bikes for efficient shipping overseas.

Will Hardy, Lizzie Leonard and Ned Hardy break down bikes for efficient shipping overseas.