Madison Equity and Access to Bikes Program: JUST Bikes Coalition
Thanks to the Madison Community Foundation, the Wisconsin Bike Fed and JUST Bikes Coalition are the recipients of $30,000 grant through 2020! These funds will help the JUST Bikes support cycling and increase access to bikes for Madison’s underserved communities.
The money raised will guarantee we reach as many people as possible through three main goals:
- Increase Access to Tools for Bicycle Repair: installing Bicycle Fix-It stations and providing bike maintenance training in designated communities helps encourage cycling on existing bikes.
- Increase Bicycle Usage: workshops including Bicycle Safety, Learn to Ride, Commute to Work by Bike, and more teach safe riding practices and develop rider confidence.
- Provide Youth Internship and Employment Opportunities: the Bicycle Your Internship and Employment Program trains and employs young people as bike mechanics and safety to give them job skills in the bicycle industry.
If 100 friends of biking can give $100 each we will reach this in NO TIME!
BIKE TUNE-UP EVENTS AROUND TOWN
River Food Pantry: Tuesdays 4 – 7 PM @ 2201 Darwin Rd, Madison, WI 53704
Dane County Farmers’ Market (Capitol Square): 8 AM – 12 PM
Meadowood Neighborhood Center: Mondays July 15th and 22nd 11 AM – 3 PM @ 5740 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI 53711
Madison Baha’i Faith Community Center: Wednesday July 17th 5 – 8 PM @ 324 W Lakeside St, Madison, WI 53715
Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center: Thursdays July 18th 11 AM – 3 PM, July 25th 4 – 6 PM (Community Dinner) @ 1409 Theresa Terrace, Madison, WI 53711
Centro Hispano, El Mercadito (Farmers market): Every other Wednesday June – September, 4 – 7 PM @ 810 W Badger Rd, Madison, WI 53713
Bayview Foundation Community Center: Learn to Ride – Tuesday July 16th 12:30-3:00 PM @ 601 Bayview, Madison, WI 53715
Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Center: Bike Repair – Tuesdays July 16th and July 23rd 4:00-5:00 PM @ 199 Kennedy Hts, Madison, WI 53704
Latino Academy of Workforce Development: Bike Repair – Wednesdays July 17th and July 24th 5:00-6:30 PM @ 1917 Lake Point Dr., Madison, WI 53713
Vera Court Neighborhood Center: Bike Repair during the Vera Court Block Party – Thursday July 18th 5:00-8:00PM @ 614 Vera Ct, Madison, WI 53704
Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Center: Neighborhood Ride with Bike Repair beginning at 12:30 and ride starting at 2:00pm – Friday July 26th @ 199 Kennedy Hts, Madison, WI 53704
Bayview Foundation Community Center: Bike repair – Monday July 29th 1:00-4:00 PM @ 601 Bayview, Madison, WI 53715
July 31 – Latino Workforce Academy 5:00-6:30
August 7 – Latino Workforce Academy 5:00-6:30
August 7 – Centro Hispano El Mercadito – 5:00-7:00
Aug 12 – Bayview bike repair – 1:00-4:00
Aug 14 – Latino Workforce Academy 5:00-6:30
Aug 15 – Kennedy Heights Ride and bike repair – 2:00-4:30
Aug 21 – Latino Workforce Academy 5:00-6:30
September 4 – Centro Hispano El Mercadito – 5:00-7:00
At the heart of Freewheel are three principles:
- Transportation is a basic human right.
- Education empowers social economic justice.
- Things are made to be reused.
In the last 15 years, they have given away 12,000 bikes to people in need of self-reliant transportation. Their aim is to help people achieve sustainable transport and maintain it through classes where they learn to build and care for their own bikes. By doing this they’ve taught 5000 students (and counting) how to take transport into their own hands, and also diverted 800 tons of bike parts from the landfill.
About JUST Bike Coalition
JUST Bikes Coalition consists of these groups in Madison partnering towards a more equitable access to bikes in Madison.
Wisconsin Bike Fed, FB4K, the Healthy Kids Collaborative, Dream Bikes, Freewheel Bikes, Wheels for Winners, Down with Bikes, Madison Area Transportation Planning Board, Safe Routes To School program and the City of Madison – Pedestrian-Bicycle Program.
About Madison Community Foundation
In the last 25 years, together with donors, Madison Community Foundation has given more than $200 million to the greater Madison area. Established as a community trust in 1942, MCF has grown to 1,100 charitable funds with $250 million in assets.