Unlike previous years, we don’t have a formal event planned for Friday, May 19th, 2023 – Bike to Everywhere Day.
Since COVID and the corresponding reduction in work commutes, we’ve switched up the former Bike to Work Day ride into a day for riding everywhere rather than driving. That’s still the case this year. Unfortunately we don’t have socks to giveaway this year.
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However, we are distributing free bikes on Friday, though they’re not for everyone. They’re for our Bikes 4 Employees program participants.
B4E is a program of the Detroit Greenways Coalition. Partnering employers in 2023 who recruit bike applicants from among their employees or clients include the City of Detroit’s Blight Remediation Division of GSD, Development Centers, Flex-N-Gate, The Greening of Detroit, Henry Ford Health, Live6 Alliance, Matrix Human Services, Wayne Metropolitan, and Wayne State University. Program funders include Flex-N-Gate, Henry Ford Health, Matrix Human Services, and the United Way of Southeast Michigan. Product donations and discounts have been offered by Detroit Bikes, Kali Protectives, Kryptonite, and Trek.
Bike recipients receive new high-quality bicycles and helmets, lights, locks, reflective vests, and bike pumps. The bikes are outfitted with fenders and rear racks with clip-on packs for carrying loads.
Look for coming exciting announcements about the expansion of this program later this year.