eBike Central is focused on supporting Cycling Advocacy. As part of this effort we are participating in many events related to promoting cycling access. This can be access by supporting the ongoing creation of Paths, Greenways and Bike Lanes. Or, in this case, supporting efforts to provide Traditional Bicycles (not eBikes) to those individuals that could benefit from having their own bicycle and can not afford to buy one.
We are partnered with Bicycling In Greensboro (BIG) to be part of their mission:
Bicycling In Greensboro (BIG) is helping to transform the greater Greensboro area into a community that embraces people who ride bikes.
We recently hosted an event to bring in unrideable bicycles and repair them to rideable condition, to be given away to people that need bikes as transportation. The recipients of these bicycles will be people that need to be able to get to work, perform their job and improve their well being!
Giving to those that need a break or are less fortunate is a simple way for us to help. This is an example of one way we can be involved in bettering our community in Greensboro NC.
We invite anyone that is reading this to get involved in supporting Cycling Access including more people on bicycles and safer bicycle infrastructure. Get out and ride bicycles to get more cars off the road! Be part of a Cause (more here on our recent blog post).
More information on BIG:
BIG provides individuals in need ACCESS to bicycle ownership and cycling skills at no cost. This benefits both the individual and the city by improving personal and public health, fostering inexpensive recreation and transportation options, promoting awareness of bicycling for transportation, and reducing traffic congestion.
BIG’s Changing Gears (CG) program removes barriers to underserved populations by providing free refurbished bicycles to those without a steady means of transportation. As a part of the program, bike recipients are also given a helmet, lights and a lock and are taught bicycle safety skills and basic maintenance by League of American Bicyclist Certified Instructors (LCIs), all in an effort to improve quality of life.
Access BIG’s website here.
More photos from our recent Hosted Workshop: