Bikesboro Co-op Partners
Bikesboro works to make Greensboro NC a nicer place to bicycle for everyone 8 to 80. Our economic prosperity and security is dependent on creating a vibrant progressive community that is as easy to get around without a car as it is with one. We help build a bicycle-oriented community by providing support for our partners and camaraderie for activities related to bicycles as transportation.
Bikesboro is a community group that succeeds on our projects by working in partnership with individuals and 40 other organizations.
Bikesboro works with social service providers and other partners to collect, fix and give away donated bicycles to Greensboro homeless, inner-city youth, immigrants, and refugees, through our Bikesboro Bicycle Cooperative. In 2017 we gave away over 400 bicycles; in 2018, 296 bicycles; and in 2019, 379 bicycles.
Bikesboro Advocacy works in partnership with the Transit Alliance of the Piedmont and focuses on first-mile/last-mile policy and infrastructure infrastructure improvements, primarily for bicycles-as-transportation users but also for walking, transit use, and scooters. Our past successes include getting the city to put in bike lanes on Hill Street in central Greensboro, 3 design workshops with over 150 participants, and convincing city voters to support spending $90,000 on a downtown trolley pilot project.
Bikesboro has a list of upcoming bicycle advocacy opportunities.
Bikesboro gladly accepts donations for all our endeavors. Tax-deductible cash donations and grants are made through our fiscal sponsors, Transit Alliance of the Piedmont. Tax-deductible donations of bike-shop quality bicycles is made through Every Campus is a Refuge. Please contact us for details.
The Bikesboro Bicycle Cooperative provides a community service of removing unwanted surplus bicycles in Greensboro. We work with public agencies, nonprofits, bike shops, and individuals to locate, move, and sort the bicycles. We then repair the fixable bikes for reuse and recycle the rest as either scrap or art. We work with charities and social service providers to find and supply clients who need used bicycles. We primarily focus on helping immigrants, refugees, and poorer residents in Greensboro. If you have bikes to donate we will gladly accept them to be given to clients through our partners.