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New Trier senior Nicole Basil (second from left), founder of Pedal Power, collects bikes last year with her father, Mike Basil, Matty Erickson, Lucas Erickson, Meg Erickson and Bennett Basil. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter
2:47 pm CST November 6, 2017
In 2007, when Wilmette’s Nicole Basil decided she wanted to help students from inner-city schools, she created Pedal Power, an organization that collects used bikes and donates them to Chicagoland schools. Ten years later, the New Trier senior will be standing outside McKenzie Elementary in Wilmette to collect bikes on Saturday, Nov. 11, for the last time before she heads off to college next fall.