From the Daily Camera comes this profile of Community Cycles, which provides re-cycled bikes and a welcoming space to learn about bicycle repair, maintenance and operation in Boulder, Colorado:
Community Cycles serves residents of Boulder County through a variety of educational and advocacy programs. We support low-income or higher-needs individuals to earn a bike through class participation; we support individuals trying to get back on their feet coming out of correctional settings by providing reliable transportation; we work with local teens to teach them the basics of bicycle safety and maintenance; we support businesses as they work to make their workplaces more bike-friendly; and we support all local residents by advocating for smart bicycle commuting policies.
All our programs work on generous donations of bikes, parts and accessories; we always need more bikes to keep our programming going. Another part of the equation is attracting reliable volunteers to support shop activities or classes, or help to work bike sales held twice annually. Strategic support is always welcome through participation in board meetings. Light bookkeeping support is sought also. Read more.
Community Cycles is fueled by a small staff and a committed group of volunteers who are making a difference. They receive an average of 75 bikes monthly. These bikes are refurbished and recycled for return to the community. Community Cycles also reaches out to businesses, schools, and civic groups in the community, and advocates for the rights of cyclists of all ages.
Community Cycles is currently looking for committed volunteers to help with bicycle repairs, bike ride leaders, event planners, bookkeeping, and fundraising. If you can help, please give them a call at 720-565-6019.