The pandemic exposed a number of inequalities, and one of them is access to transportation.
We’ve launched Mi-Cycle to address this major challenge for underserved communities, pursue a green approach, and dispel the myths about who is and who isn’t interested in cycling culture and building bicycle-friendly cities.
Our Mi-Cycle bike shop, led by Chuck Nagy, accepts used and formerly loved bicycles, rehabs them, and then provides bicycle to children and adults without access.
As with many of SAY Detroit’s efforts, the approach is multi-pronged:
- Donors looking to give their old bicycles a new life for someone else will be able to drop them off at designed locations and times when collection events are held.
- Donors who want to expand the cycling world to more people in Detroit will be able to “sponsor” the rehabilitation and donation of a bicycle to future riders in underserved communities.
- The repair shop at Marygrove Conservancy provides employment and training opportunities for citizens of Detroit
- Underserved citizens in need of bicycles will receive them!