Hey there Bike It Forward fans, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you! We’ve recently moved our main shop back to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s office at 1720 Market; and, Casa de Apoyo and the Excelsior Bike Club have graciously allowed us to share their existing shop space in the Excelsior neighborhood. This partnership will help us provide better access to services and get closer to the people we’re trying to serve.
Why the Move and Partnership is Important.
As you know, we’re all about providing access to bicycles to people who would otherwise face a challenge getting one, and this move and partnership are important steps in achieving that mission. By spreading out our resources and partnering with other community-based organizations, we can make sure that we’re reaching as many people as possible. Plus, the partnership with la Casa and Excelsior Bike Club is a great example of our longstanding commitment to building deep community ties and working together with partners to provide access to resources in areas that don’t have bike shops.
We’re also super excited to start hosting community repair nights at la Casa once the weather warms up! Keep an eye out for those starting in June.
Still More Work to Be Done…
So, here’s the deal: we’re still looking for a space in the Bayview or Hunters Point neighborhood (which are both bike-shop-deserts) to set up a community shop, and we need your help! If you know of a space or funding source that could support this operation, please reach out and let us know. We want to keep making a difference in our community, but we can’t do it alone.
By working together, we can ensure that everyone has access to a reliable and safe bicycle. So let’s get to it! Share this post with anyone you know who might be able to help, and let’s keep the momentum going. Thanks for being a part of Bike It Forward’s mission to make biking accessible to all.