When the last bicycle was loaded onto the truck Saturday afternoon, a total of 219 had been collected in the second year of Otterbein United Methodist Church's participation in the Bikes for the World program.
"We're very excited we did so well again," said Cindy Brown, director of programs at the 108 E. Franklin St. church.
More than 20 volunteers were on hand from 9 a.m. to noon to accept bicycles brought in by people who wanted to donate them, Brown said. Older residents, Scouts and neighborhood children were among those who volunteered.
By 2 p.m., all the bicycles had been loaded onto a truck driven by a representative from Bikes for the World, who came from Arlington, Va., to haul them for shipping to Ghana in West Africa for the Village Bicycle Project, Brown said.