A typical bike shop will throw out a few thousand inner tubes in the course of a year. All those tubes add up to tons of waste when you think about all the bike shops in the Baltimore/DC area.
To counter this trend, Performance Bike is teaming up with Liberty Tire to sponsor the Bike Tube Blow-Out this weekend, which will take place at Performance’s new store in Columbia, MD. Anyone who brings in their flat or unused tubes, from August 20th-22nd, will receive a $5 in store credit, and can trade in up to 3 tubes for a total of $15. The old tubes are then shipped off to be recycled and put to good use.
These “Blow-Outs” have been hugely popular in other cities, and the hope is that bringing it to such a major cycling-heavy metropolitan area will mean even more saved material from the city’s landfills.