Sunday, May 2, 2010 | 4:11 p.m. CDT
BY Aimee Hall
COLUMBIA — For Paddie Wren and Renee Miller, getting from A to B meant walking or taking the bus, until Sunday when they received free bikes from GetAbout Columbia’s Cycle Recycle event.
Determined to get a bike, Wren, 50, and Miller, 49, woke up at 3:20 a.m. and arrived at the GetAbout Columbia office around 5:45 a.m. to stand in line after making the trek from the Salvation Army Harbor House where they currently live.
Their willpower paid off.
Wren and Miller were the first two people to choose from more than 60 newly refurbished bikes donated to GetAbout Columbia for the event.
“It’s my transportation for looking for a job, for getting to work and for everything you can think of,” Miller said about her new bike. “It’s my automobile.”