As Emmett Kaake wandered the halls of Alameda High School with his good friend Fischer Davis one day, they joked around about creating a recycling club. What started as a joke turned into a real passion.
"What would we recycle?" Davis asked. "Not just plastic bottles, maybe something more interesting, like bikes."
The pair decided to start collecting used bicycles from generous donors in the Alameda community, fix them up and give them to low income kids in the 510 area code.