For seven years, Pedals2People has been a resource created by and for the Spokane bicycle community. The P2P model allows us to empower those in the community who have no where else to turn when it comes to transportation. In the last 12 months we have:
- Given 50 bicycle helmets away to families, thanks to a grant from SpokeFest.
- Tuned kids bicycles at the West Central Community Center and Perry Street Fair.
- Taught a bicycle safety and maintenance class to 20 students in the FAME program at the Martin Luther King, Jr Family Resource Center.
- Helped Santa deliver bicycles to children amidst the year’s first snowstorm.
All this on top of operating Spokane’s only DIY, non-profit bicycle shop, where a shop manager and dedicated group of volunteers offer their expertise, knowledge, and skills to help anyone in our community ride a safe, well-maintained bicycle. P2P is a unique place where answering someone’s need comes before the cost of a repair or part.
And so we are asking the same from you, Spokane. The last year was a tough year for Pedals2People. Bicycle, part, and cash donations were all down, but operations costs increased. Visitors to the shop have remained constant, showing that a place like Pedals2People is still in need, but winter is always a bit tricky for us.
Places like Pedals2People exist only in a solid symbiosis with their larger community, and we want to be able to continue to provide bicycle safety, education, and maintenance services to Spokane.
We are always accepting donations and we even have cut out some of the leg-work for donations.
Please click here to help us out!
Donating is super easy and you will be helping to maintain a valuable community asset!