Dan Lill, director of R Community Bikes in Rochester
Photo courtesy of MPNnow.com
Community-based bicycle repair is almost always a good idea. It is even better when the bicycles are going to people who really need them as their only form of reliable transportation. And "community" is what this group is all about. Lill talks about the origin of the group's name, "'R' is a big part of the name. The R is for Rochester, and the idea of it being 'our' community bikes... It is part of the community, we are part of the community."
Kudos to Mr. Lill and the rest of the group. Cycloculture wishes you the best of luck. You have given others something to emulate.
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There is a similar program in Binghamton, NY called "Fresh Cycles". Bikes are earned through "sweat equity".
Hey. I am one of the founders of Fresh Cycles. (http://sites.google.com/site/freshcycles/) I was googling our name and came across this post. I actually grew up in Rochester and look forward to contacting this program.
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