Bicycles For Independence
Support for Franklinton Cycleworks will provide 10 individuals with free bicycles, equipment, and maintenance education.
Franklinton Cycleworks (FCW) partners with neighborhood residents to get the community rolling on two wheels. A cooperative bicycle shop on West Broad Street, the organization is a lifeline for many low-income residents in Columbus, Ohio, that provides an opportunity to pursue health and wellness goals. FCW is empowering individuals to overcome transportation barriers and lead healthier, happier lives through various programs such as Bicycles For Independence. Chronically under-resourced clients are referred to this program by local nonprofit partners, providing a lattice of support for consumers and enabling them to get where they need to go and move forward in life.
Support for this Better Together project provided Bicycles For Independence participants with a free bike, lock, light set, helmet, and the education to use and maintain their new bike safely and effectively. Program participants have full access to FCW's shop at little to no cost where they can build social connections and pursue new goals. Thank you for helping FCW empower individuals to achieve wellness and stability.
We are Better Together!
“Transportation is one of the biggest barriers facing youth experiencing homelessness. Bicycles For Independence completely changes the game for these youth - with a bike they can use to get to work, go to the store, or clear their heads. I have referred over 10 youth to this program and all have come back thankful, grateful, and excited to have something to call their own. Bicycles for Independence provides hope.”
—Cheyenne Lenhart, Housing and Community Services Manager, Star House
Empower individuals in pursuit of wellness and community connectedness through bicycle repair and education. We get people where they want to go, both around town and in their lives.