First, I want to thank all my Ride Log Followers who gave generously last year to Back Alley Bikes on my "Bike The Blizzard" behalf! I know there are so many worthy causes out there; Best Friends, Green Living Science, Michigan Nature Association, LCV, Freedom house, UN World Food Programme, UNHCR, National Parks Concervation Association, ... But if you can spare at least a few $$$ to Back Alley, it is a very "worthy vessel" (as William Burroughs would say.)
Help me help Back Alley Bikes to continue to be a valuable resource for Detroit's cycling community with this important annual fundraiser! For over 20 years, Back Alley Bikes' mission has been to provide cycling education and services with a focus on youth development, sustainable practices, and community access.
During this turbulent time, they've managed to keep the doors open during the pandemic to continue to provide a safe environment with resources for Detroit's broad cycling community, like DIY Open Shop time with available used parts and educational resources. They have remained open for Volunteer time, which is the backbone of getting bikes ready to distribute to Detroit's youth! Back Alley Bikes has also been able to give dozens of bikes and helmets to housing insecure and other vulnerable community members with their Spokes for Folks partnership program.
Help me with a donation to help Back Alley Bikes, and thank you!