Although it’s technically still Winter, Louisville residents are raring to spend more time on the open road, not in cars, which we all know is the ghost of suburbanism past, but instead by breaking out their human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicles.
It’s an exciting time for bicyclists in Louisville—whether its the recent declaration by Bicycling for Louisville (B4L) that 2015 will be the #YearOfTheBike or Louisville’s upcoming Tartan & Tweed Ride—city residents of all shapes and sizes will be out of their cars and in the streets. And thats always a good thing.
Whether you’re in it for healthy living, energy efficiency/consciousness, or simply fun, it’s important to be mindful of what kind of access we are creating for those with less financial or social stability in our city. Change can happen quickly, leaving out those with the ability to make major transportation changes in their lives.
Toward that end, Kentucky Refugee Ministries is asking Louisvillian’s to dig through their garage and pull out those old bikes no longer in use. Donate that old trusty frame you no longer use or that your kids have outgrown to KRM’s Pedal Power Project so that they help set up a refugee or immigrant family or individual in Louisville with a healthy, convivial, and stable mode of transportation.
Beargrass Christian Church will accept bikes in any condition, their “Beargrass Bicycle Doctors” will provide all necessary repairs. To contact for drop off or pick up please call Call Beargrass Christian church at (502) 896-1161. For more info on the Pedal Power Project, visit the group’s Facebook page.