Partner Update: Bay Area BikeMobile
Since launching in mid-March, the Bay Area BikeMobile has already hosted 60 free bicycle repair workshops around the San Francisco Bay Area and helped over 1,400 participants get their broken bikes working again. Funded by Spare the Air Youth, they have also given away dozens of donated helmets, working bikes, and patch kits. Plus, with the help of a local artist, the Bay Area BikeMobile van is now covered with fun and inspiring artwork.
The Bay Area BikeMobile offers workshops with a focus on reaching families from low-income communities, partnering with local Safe Routes providers, schools, libraries, and community centers to bring mechanical assistance and educational workshops to the public. Preliminary results have shown a 40% increase in ridership across sampled sites! We are a proud to be partners with such a valuable community asset.
Check out this inspiring videofrom a recent successful Bay Area BikeMobile workshop, this Daily Republic article and this SFGate article featuring the BikeMobile!
If you are interested in hosting a bike repair workshop or learning more go to the Bay Area BikeMobile website or check them out on Facebook.
Adapted from Bay Area Bike Mobile newsletter and website.