This summer, Bikemore is launching its Mobile Bike Shop. We are partnering with BYKE and employing volunteer bike mechanics to set up shop in neighborhoods that have a challenge accessing bike shops. Our mobile bike shop will provide free basic maintenance and give away items like helmets, bike lights, and tubes that make riding safer.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! We are using the mobile bike shops as a tool to help connect residents in neighborhoods across the city to our advocacy work. Each mobile bike shop will be staffed with adult mechanics, youth mechanics and Bikemore staff that will engage residents and educate them about the importance of livable streets and upcoming infrastructure projects. This exchange will allow us to build relationships with more diverse constituents and conduct listening sessions to learn what improvements are top of mind.
One of the challenges we have as an organization is connecting folks to our mission who may not use social media. This will allow us to meet folks where they are, provide a valuable service to ensure safe cycling, and let people know that we are here fighting for livable streets for all of Baltimore's neighborhoods.
Funded by Baltimore, MD (August 2016)