Shop Talk: Community Cycling Center and Bikes for Humanity
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We're just about to sign off for the week to enjoy the holiday (and my daughter turns 19 tomorrow!), but before we take a break I wanted to share the work of people and organizations who are making the season brighter for people in need.

I loved talking to shop owners last month for our first Shop Talk series episode. This time I talked to two local nonprofits — Bikes for Humanity and Community Cycling Center — that provide bikes for the community, but have a much different approach. They focus on making bikes more accessible for people on low-incomes and for people who either don't have a shop in their neighborhood would likely never feel comfortable walking into a traditional, for-profit bike shop

Bikes for Humanity on southeast Powell started (as Community Exchange Bike School/Exchange Cycle Tours) in 2005 and became an official non-profit in 2015. I spoke to their current executive director, Andrew Shaw-Kitch, who's been with the group since 2014.

The Community Cycling Center in the Alberta neighborhood was founded in 1994 and still serves the community with a retail bike shop and several programs including their annual Holiday Bike Drive, that happened just last weekend. I spoke to their marketing coordinator Cole Lalomia and their program manager Nissy Cobb.

It was a really fun episode to put together and I think you'll be heartened and inspired to hear from these great folks and learn more about the work they're doing.

I've really enjoyed getting the podcast up-and-running these past six months or so. And we recently pushed past 5,000 downloads which is really amazing!

Thanks for listening everyone and have a great holiday.

This episode was recorded on December 4th, just five days after he filed his paperwork with the city elections office.

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