Are you, or is someone you know, thinking about participating in one of the many upcoming charity rides planned this season in Lenawee County, but lacking the requisite two-wheeled contraption to do so and short on cash? Why not borrow one from the Re-Bicycle Lenawee Co-op? Here’s the scoop:
Each rider will be fitted, given safety instructions, and will do a complete bicycle check with a trained Re-Bicycle volunteer BEFORE they take possession of the bicycle. This is required of everyone receiving a bicycle. Persons under the age of 16 must have a legal guardian with them during this process. Liability for the riders will be covered by event insurance if participants use these bikes in organized events.
Interested parties must contact RBL at least 5 days before the ride and make arrangements to get fitted. The donation for a bicycle and helmet will be $5 for the one-day ride. For a higher donation, based on the value of the bicycle, the participant can keep the bicycle and helmet. For those that intend to train for the longer rides, they should make the higher donation and take permanent ownership before the ride.
Of course, it is RBL’s mission to help the needy first. They will make arrangements for those with financial difficulty, with special consideration for single parents and children. Anyone in financial need can apply for a bicycle through our normal Re-Bicycle Lenawee application process. They can contact Re-Bicycle Lenawee for more information.
Spread the word. Please note, however, for the time being, this service is only available for people registered for the organized rides Re-Bicycle is supporting. Hopefully, it will develop into a full-fledged bike share system soon.