Alison Boggs, spokesman review reporter, titled her recent article “pedal power to the people.” in the picture above you see Tim Bordwell, smiling and happy with his choice of wheels. it really was a pedal-powerful experience donating bikes to local teens in need.
when mike and i arrived at crosswalk to deliver bicycles, tim wasted no time coming over to check out the selection. he thanked us. he helped us unload the bikes, and he kept flashing that smile. tim got first pick of the 9 bikes we donated to crosswalk last thursday
tim, a client of crosswalk, wants to find work, but he doesn’t have bus fare to pay for transportation to the job interviews. it’s a vicious cycle…no money for the means to get to work, leads to not getting the job. no job equals no money for transportation.
tim has experience in food service, and he hopes to find restaurant work again soon. now that he has a bike, he can accept work that was out of the question before. with dependable transportation,he can work a late shift or arrive before the buses start their routes in the early morning. with a bike,tim doesn’t need money for gas or a bus pass. and that means more money in his pocket. now, he can create a new cycle…one where he pedals his way to independence.