One of our goals is to promote safe cycling. We do that both through our educational efforts and by participating in as many local cycling and community events as possible.
Additionally, a portion of the bikes we recycle/rebuild are donated to groups or organizations that can put them in the hands of those in need.
- Recycling and reusing bikes and parts reduces increases the access of affordable parts for those who need them
- Recycling and reusing bikes and parts
- On-going use of a bicycle has virtually NO carbon footprint.
- Bicycling reduces the demand for new roads and paving the earth with asphalt and concrete.
- Bicycling reduces the demand for parking lots and paving the earth.
- Bicycling reduces energy consumption (see below).
- Bicycling reduces air pollution -- bicyclist emit few poisonous gases. A four mile bicycle trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe.
- Bicycling reduces water pollution -- bikes don't drip brake fluid, anti-freeze, transmission fluid, toxic dust, etc.
- Bicycling reduces noise pollution -- even without a muffler bikes are quiet, creating a quieter community.
- Bicycling reduces road wear -- even if cyclist feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders.
- Bicycling reduces deforestation for planting of rubber plantations and bio-fuel crops, because bicycles use very little rubber and fuel/lubricants
Benefits of biking
- can lead to lower health care expenses
- is low impact on the body
- increases mobility for those who don't have access to motor transport.
- increases mobility for those who don't qualify to drive a car.
- increases mobility for those who can't afford motor transport.
- increases mobility for those who don't want to drive motor vehicles.
- increases mobility for some people with arthritis, back problems and other mobility issues.
- can be faster than walking, transit or motor vehicles.
- helps reduce stress and is therapeutic for the mind and spirit -- is fun and can make you happy.
- is therapeutic for the cardio-vascular system, live healthier.
- provides better muscle tone, bone mass improvement, clearer skin.