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Tagged: volunteer

January Volunteer Spotlight: Yawa and Kent

Our January Volunteer Spotlight shines on dynamic duo: Yawa and Kent. Yawa and Kent have been Bike New York volunteers for seven years, ever since Yawa learned to ride a bicycle with BNY in 2014! We asked the pair what volunteering for Bike New York meant to them. Here's what they said... Yawa: It is a blessing to be able to "pay it forward" through my volunteer work since many people took time out of their schedules to teach me the skills necessary to ride a bike at my age. It is very rewarding to be able to connect with the students...

Bridging the Accessibility Gap: Adaptive Bike Education with InTandem and Recycle-A-Bicycle

From the whoosh of the wind while coasting on a descent to the unmistakable sound of a grinding gear, cyclists tend to be tuned in to the music of the road. But for riders with low vision or blindness, what they hear isn’t just background noise – it’s a critical source of information about the conditions of their environment and the state of their bike.

Building Bikes and Stronger Teams with GoogleServe

One of the best parts of volunteering: everyone walks away with something meaningful. Each Friday in June, Recycle-A-Bicycle's Long Island City location opens its doors to corporate volunteer groups, inviting them to lend a hand in the bike shop. While these teams help Recycle-A-Bicycle and Bike New York assemble a full stock of swap-ready bicycles for monthly Bike Bonanza events, they're also gaining the fundamentals of bike repair – and with that little bit of knowledge, they’re empowered to give kids the joy and freedom of their very own bike.