What started a couple years ago as a few folks fixing bikes for people living on the streets and in the shelters is still pretty much just that. We’d like to grow a bit to meet more of our community’s need for safe, reliable, independent bike transportation, and that will take support.
Read on to see where we’re hopefully headed, and how you might help!
Short Term (Fall/Winter 2022-23)
We have (with your help!) rented a space for the past year! (Nov 21-Present). Having a protected, warm, dry, and well-lit space helps us to keep tools, parts and projects moving along all year. We are using the lower floor of a nonprofit-owned building in downtown Pueblo, near many of the services upon which our bike recipients rely. The nonprofit has given us a rate we can afford, but we will need to continue to raise basic funds ongoing to pay rent and utilities.
Long Term (2023 ->)
Who knows where we go long term with this? Many of Pueblo’s citizens will continue to experience poverty and rely on bicycles for primary transportation. We will be with them, however that may look. Many others will not have money for repairs for their own and their children’s bikes, or the time and knowledge to do so themselves. We look to meet these needs as best we can as our community grows, and hope you’ll help us continue to do so.