For an inspiring example of how powerful local advocacy can be, see the success story below from Communicycle, one of our 2011 Seed Grant recipients. If you have an innovative bicycle advocacy project or program in Georgia that could use $1,500 to get started, check out our 2012 Seed Grant program!
Communicycle has been operating a bicycle co-op in Chamblee, GA for the past four years, helping neighbors obtain bicycles for transportation and teaching them to keep their bikes in good repair. Time and again, people would contact the Communicycle leaders with the idea of bringing the concept to the Clarkston community.
Communicycle Clarkston opened its doors last summer, and with the help of a seed grant from Georgia Bikes, the shop is outfitted with the necessary tools and supplies to keep people rolling. Open to everyone, the shop operates adjacent to the recreation field at the Clarkston Community center. Since opening its doors six months ago, Communicycle has helped Clarkston youth and adults obtain and repair over 150 bicycles.
Visit communicycle.org for shop locations, hours of operation, and more information about the program.