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    Rebuilding community through bikes

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    Interesting. Moved from Indy a year ago and no clue this existed. I thought it'd be about this organization, which does similar work, but is more established.

    https://www.freewheelinbikes.org/

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    Good stuff! I heard of a similar set up in south LA, nice to see people working together.

    If only everyone would pitch in!

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    Nice.
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    Check out DreamBikes.
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    Great story. The fact that it's bikes is almost incidental. People want to be a community, they just need a way to do it and in the this case bikes did the job.

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    From what I gather, many larger metropolitan areas have programs like this. Unfortunately, they do no not get the publicity they deserve. In the Charlotte area we have an outstanding program that has become our favorite charity, we donate parts and money every year.

    https://www.tripsforkidscharlotte.or...-of-support-us

    https://www.tripsforkidscharlotte.org/ride-program

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Great story. The fact that it's bikes is almost incidental. People want to be a community, they just need a way to do it and in the this case bikes did the job.
    Agreed, community is literally built into our DNA. Unfortunately it seems either by design or self imposed there are more forces at work to break up communities vs building them up. Anyway it's always good to see grass roots community, bikes are indeed a bonus.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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