In a city with as much sprawl and as little public transportation as Colorado Springs, getting around on little or no income can be an enormous challenge. Bicycle Clinic Too, a local non-profit that operates out of garage on Bijou Hill near downtown has stepped in to help address the problem.

(The audio-only version of this slide show ran on Western Skies this past weekend. Click HERE to listen to the entire episode.)

 

4 Responses to Inside Bike Clinic Too

  1. joyce cheney says:

    Goosebumps. Thank you for another interesting and touching story. How/where can we donate bikes, money, time?

  2. Thanks for the story, and for your interest. Donations of bikes for Bike Clinic Too can be made by dropping them off at either Criterium Bicycles at 1650 Corporate Drive, just south of Woodmen,or Old Town Bike Shop at 426 S. Tejon, downtown. Monetary donations go through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, either via check made out to PPCF with Bike Clinic Too in the memo line, mail to PPCF 730 N. Nevada, Colo Spgs. CO 80903, or go to http://www.ppcf.org click “Donate Online” and find us under the Community Development category.

  3. Liz says:

    Loved this story. I noticed that more folks are on bikes downtown, and I have also noticed that those folks seem happier! Thanks to Brian and Bike Clinic Too for providing an environmental, health promoting way to help those without cars get around town!

  4. […] I was just at Old Town Bike Shop, getting a new stem for an old bike of my own, and BCT’s Brian Gravestock told me that he’s low on rolling stock and in need of donations to keep the op’ humming along. For a quick rundown on the clinic’s mission, you can listen to a recent report by KRCC-FM’s “Western Skies.” […]

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