Formed as an answer to the needs of Pueblo’s poorest, we work to repair and distribute bicycles to those on the margins.
We are a group of cyclists with a purpose. We have worked in social services for people experiencing homelessness and economic insecurity, or did experience that ourselves. We know the importance of a safe, sturdy bicycle when other forms of transit are inaccessible. We know the utility, and beauty, and just plain fun of a well-tuned bike.
It is with this understanding that we work to improve cycling access, both to bikes and for bikes, for the whole community.
Why do this? Pueblo needs it. It’s as simple as that.
Our basic focus areas:
Since beginning work, we’ve restored or overhauled more than 400 bikes for Puebloans, performed hundreds of minor repairs and adjustments, and provided tools, time, and advice for bike owners to make their own repairs. We’ve worked with partner organizations in cycling advocacy, community engagement, and poverty relief to get bikes out to those who need them, and to get tools and know-how into the community.
We are the Green Chile Bike Bank!
Coverage from the Beginning (KOAA News 5, March 2020)
Our Early Days (KRDO, February 2020)
An Update (Pueblo Chieftain, December 2021)
KOAA Evening News Piece,