On June 2nd, the YMCA and Oregon Youth Authority are partnering to pick up used bikes and to fix them up for thrifty and healthy transportation.
“We want to create a self-sustaining program that brings in broken bikes, gets them repaired and returns them to the community at nominal or no cost,” [Hillcrest Superintendent Troy] Gregg said. Second Chance is among several community projects that will be supported by the Y’s Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative.Aaron Ryals will provide the wrenching expertise.
Hillcrest youth designed a logo for the bicycle-recycling project, and Martin said state surplus helped by providing the first tools.
(You can read more on p.3 in the May OYA newsletter.)
Gas Prices on the Rise
Unitus Expands Bike Loan Program in Salem
Business cards are popping up in local bike shops and it's great to see the outreach. Since banks provide loans for cars, why not for bikes? Check the Unitas website to see if financing a bike is a good choice for you!
And don't forget about the women-only ride at Bike Peddler on the last Wednesday of each month!