This initiative provides under-served populations, particularly those struggling financially, the opportunity to earn-a-bike. Recipients are also provided with a helmet, front and rear lights for night riding, and a bike lock for securing their bike. To apply for a bike contact ChangingGearsLeadership@bikegso.org
The purpose of these workshops is to ensure that recipients leave our program with all of the necessary skills to be confident, safe riders, with the knowledge and skills required to fix any minor problems that may arise.
"BIG believes getting more people on bicycles is good for the whole community. So we developed the Changing Gears earn-a-bike program."
61% retained bike
89% use bike for exercise
33% sited bike as means of finding current job
98% reported an improved quality of life