Biking for Good – Building Community around Bikes in San Francisco and New York City

Share:
Kids learning at Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Kids learning at Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Owning a bike is a childhood rite-of-passage and we believe every kid should get one. Two awesome do-gooders on opposite coasts are making that possible.

Recycle-A-Bicycle in New York City and Pedal Revolution in San Francisco are taking the good-for-the-body and good-for-the-earth biking culture to a new level and making bikes accessible to all.

Recycle-A-Bicycle in New York City

Krrb — Biking for Good - Building Community around Bikes in San Francisco and New York City

Photo: Recycleabicycle.org

Recycle-A-Bicycle is a community-based bike shop and non-profit organization that provides educational and job training programs, encourages environmental responsibility and everyday bike use. You can buy recycled bikes from their locations in DUMBO and Manhattan, and guess what, you can even rent a tandem bike for the day. How neat is that??

In addition to important donations and sponsorships, the proceeds of their bike shops help them to organize youth programs in NYC public schools where kids can learn bike mechanics, volunteer and even earn a bike in the process.

Recycle-A-Bycycle Dumbo
35 Pearl Street (at Plymouth Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-2972
Hours: Mon-Sat, from 12pm to 7pm (Not open on Sunday)

Recycle-A-Bycycle East Village
75 Avenue C (between 5th & 6th Streets)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 475-1655
Hours: Mon-Sat, from 12pm to 7pm (Not open on Sunday)

Pedal Revolution in San Francisco

Krrb — Biking for Good - Building Community around Bikes in San Francisco and New York City

Photo: Pedalrevolution.org

San Francisco has Pedal Revolution which provides employment and job training for at-risk youth who are taking steps to improve their lives. Pedal Revolution is part of New Door Ventures who’s entire mission is to help at-risk youth in San Francisco get ready for work and life by providing jobs, job-readiness and supportive community. How awesome. Pedal Revolution sells new and used bikes and accessories, and also does basic servicing. Check them out if you’re in the Bay Area.

Pedal Revolution
3085 21st Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 641-1264
Hours: Mon-Sat, from 11am-7pm & Sun, from 11am-5pm

Image courtesy of recycleabicycle.org
Image for Pedal Revolution courtesy of pedalrevolution.org.