Establish a Bicycle Exchange in Santa Cruz

by Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
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Summary

Create a fully equipped workshop space with professional bicycle repair tools and an active schedule of twice-monthly bicycle repair events in Santa Cruz. As with our program in Silicon Valley, repaired bicycles will be distributed through local non-profit social service organizations that serve underprivileged clients in the Santa Cruz area. The goal of this new chapter is to become financially self sufficient within about 18 months.
$8,000.00
total goal
$6,199.00
remaining
8
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Existing bicycle programs in the Santa Cruz area have not been able to meet the needs of local social service organizations for bicycles for their clients.

Solution

We will implement a business model that we have developed during 21 years of successful operation in Silicon Valley, adapting it as necessary to the unique business and social environment of Santa Cruz.

Long-Term Impact

In the long term, like the Silicon Valley program, we hope to serve thousands of underprivileged clients, teach repair skills to hundreds of volunteers each year, and create a unique skills sharing environment with professional tools and dedicated mentors.

Resources

http:/​/​bikex.org/​
home page

Organization Information

Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange

Location: Mountain View, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​bikex.org/​
Project Leader:
David Fork
Mountain View, CA United States

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