Day One is working with the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) to conduct a bike match program and an online social media education campaign for low income Pasadena residents unlikely to be able to afford bikes during the current economic crisis.
By News Desk
The goal of the Bike Match Program is to provide a platform for bike matches so that more people can get moving at no cost.
Originally launched by LACBC, L.A. County Bike Match connects County residents who have an extra working bicycle to others who need one. In collaboration with this program, a local branch launched in the City of Pasadena to match low-income residents and others who are in need of a bike with donated bikes. Currently, there is a five-person wait list for every available bike. The organizers are hoping residents will help fill the need by becoming donors! Bikes of all sizes are accepted. (If you have a bike or need a bike you can sign up here.)
Here are the following guidelines when participating in the bike match:
- Offer bikes that are in ready-to-ride condition.
- Clean the bike thoroughly before hand-off (handlebars, gear shifters, seat, etc.) with soap and water or isopropyl alcohol.
- Participate in an outdoor, no-contact exchange in a public place observing physical distancing guidelines. Wear face masks to protect yourselves.
- If you have a fever or cough, or have been exposed to someone who has a fever or cough, please self-quarantine and refrain from participating.
- For sanitary purposes, all bike exchanges are permanent.
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