While new to the Kansas City area, the “earn-a-bike” concept is thriving in nonprofit bike shops across the nation. In its 2 years of operation, the Revolve Community Bike Shops have earned their place in a peloton that ride to demonstrate the impact of the bicycle as “a tool for empowerment and a vehicle of change”.
Current Targeted Outreaches of our Earn-a-Bike Program:
Earn-a-Bike: Latino Outreach Project: The Revolve Community Bike Shop @ 5100 Troost is happy to report that our Earn-a-Bike: Latino Outreach Project has been partially funded by The Menorah Legacy Foundation. The funding will be applied to the purchase of a vehicle to transport bicycles to those within the Latino community that have earned bicycles through the bike safety option. The first 100 participants from the Latino community that earn a bike with us, get a helmet, headlight, tail light, & lock too! If you’d like to participate in this Earn-a-Bike Project click here!
La tienda de bicicletas de la Comunidad Revolve @ 5100 Troost se complace en informar que nuestra Earn-a-Bike: Latino Outreach Project ha sido parcialmente financiado por la Fundación Menorah Legacy. Los fondos serán aplicados a la compra de un vehículo para el transporte de bicicletas a aquellos dentro de la comunidad latina que han ganado las bicicletas a través de la opción de seguridad en bicicleta. Estén atentos para más detalles sobre este desarrollo emocionante!
Earn-a-Bike: Gears 4 Queers: The Revolve Community Bike Shop has secured private funding to offer a helmet, headlight, tail light, and lock to 40 riders from the LGBT community who participate. We’re getting queers out of cars & bars, and onto bikes! To participate please click here! To promote this program see this link for our flier!
Future Targeted Outreach:
Earn-a-Bike: Wheels for Veterans: The Revolve Community Bike Shop would love to start a new program involving veterans. We would provide bikes for those who have served our country. Currently we are seeking funds to support this project. Sponsoring a participant through this project costs about $50 per person, Contact Elizabeth if you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause.
Past Targeted Outreaches:
Earn-a-Bike: Green Impact Zone Outreach Project: This Project was funded by the Kansas City Bicycle Club, and allowed Revolve to extend a special program promotion to 33 residents of the Green Impact Zone. Each rider that earned a bike from the Zone also received a helmet, headlight, taillight, and lock. The Green Impact Zone was a 150 square block area of Kansas City, MO, that had experienced severe abandonment and economic decline. The Revolve Community Bike Shop is adjacent to the southern boundary of the Zone, and we feel privileged to have helped get our neighbors rolling!