Low inventory could mean many families go without much needed transportation.
As part of the 8th annual Louisville Mayor Give A Day week in April, Pedal Power has committed to donate 100 bikes to Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) and 60 bikes to Churchill Downs for immigrants that work the spring meet. Currently, Pedal Power lacks the inventory to meet these needs. As Spring approaches, Pedal Power needs old bikes to repair and regift.
Since 2013 Pedal Power, a ministry of Beargrass Christian Church, has repaired and regifted over 3, 717 bikes to those in need of transportation in our community. Originally started to furnish transportation to incoming refugees, Pedal Power has expanded to provide bikes for homeless individuals, immigrants, St. Vincent DePaul, the YMCA, several area Community Ministries, and other non-profit organizations. Pedal Power’s volunteer team of 20 people work year-round and deliver an average of 50 bikes a month to their partner organizations and individuals.
Bob Callander, Director of Pedal Power states, “Reliable transportation brings independence and stability to those who seek a better life. Whether it is an immigrant who needs transportation to the store for food, a refugee that needs a way to work, or an impoverished child that wants to feel the freedom of riding a bike, Pedal Power aims to help.”
No tires? No Pedals? No Chain? No problem. Pedal Power takes ALL bikes regardless of age or condition!
Bikes can be donated any weekday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the church office OR on Wednesday evenings from 3:00 – 5:00 pm when the bike garage is open.