This month, we enjoyed the pleasure of partnering with Young Community Developers (YCD) for our Bike it Forwards program. YCD specializes in job readiness training and educational services for low-income residents in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. Partnering with YCD allowed us to distribute refurbished bikes to residents who may face transportation difficulties due to high cost or lack of public transit infrastructure.
In total, we distributed 22 bikes to local youth and their families at this Bike it Forwards event and also took recipients on a ride to Candlestick Point Recreation Area. The volume of local truck and other vehicle traffic can make local streets feel unwelcoming to people new to biking, making a group ride all the more valuable in getting people more comfortable biking.
Bike it Forwards events are among the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s many efforts to transform the city into a bike-friendly place. Demanding high-quality infrastructure, especially in southeastern neighborhoods like Bayview-Hunters Point, is one of our goals.
Interested in partnering with the SF Bicycle Coalition for Bike it Forward events? Contact with Program Coordinator Miles Stepto at email@example.com for more information. We are always seeking a diverse range of community partners across San Francisco.