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A worthy Eagle Scout project

Boy Scout Max Goldsworthy is collecting bicycles for children and adults. With help from Cycles 4 Hope, the Eagle Scout hopeful plans to restore the bikes and give them to the needy; a collection event will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at the El Dorado Hills Raley’s. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Eagle Scout prospect Max Goldsworthy knows that hard work and perseverance pay off and he wants other people to have the opportunities he’s had to lead a successful life.

To that end, the 15-year-old has dedicated his Eagle Scout project to those less fortunate. He’s collecting used and unwanted bicycles, refurbishing them and giving them to people who need transportation. Working with Cycles 4 Hope, the Boy Scout from Troop 645 will host a bike drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, in the El Dorado Hills Raley’s parking lot. He’ll accept youth and adult bicycles as well as those that might have a few missing parts; donations are tax-deductible.

Earning the Eagle Scout rank is the culmination of “a lot of hard work and achievement,” Max said.

He selected his project after an Oak Ridge Trojans mountain bike teammate suggested it. Cycles 4 Hope, based in Granite Bay, is non-profit organization that reaches out to the homeless community by providing bicycles — leading to the beneficiary’s independence and offering a sense of hope. Cycle 4 Hope’s Curt Nichols is helping Max with his project.

Max said he enjoys all the great opportunities, like working with Cycles 4 Hope, the Boy Scouts has offered him throughout the years. If it wasn’t for Boy Scouts, he might never have learned to SCUBA dive or have gone sailing … and he definitely wouldn’t be the confident young man who will serve as a mentor for younger Scouts.

For more information about Max’s bike drive and how you can help e-mail [email protected].

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