[Editor’s note: This blog post has been cross-posted from RideIndego’s Tumblr page.]
Indego’s outreach team has had a busy month supporting community bike rides.
On Tuesday, October 6th, we partnered with the Dare 2 Hope, a local suicide prevention organization, for a North Philly bike ride. As founder Sarah-Ashley Andrews knows, “One way to fight depression is through exercise.” With a group of about a dozen folks affiliated with Dare 2 Hope and other organizations, we rode Indego from 16th and Girard down to the Free Library, where we helped a group that feeds the homeless on a weekly basis at this location, and then rode back up to the North Philly. Check out this video about the ride! It was a blast.
On October 11th, we got another great opportunity to be a part of a community effort – the annual Bike and BBQ ride put on by the Pedal Pushas Philly Bike Crew. Riders rode a mix of their own bikes and Indego bikes from a starting point at Drexel Park down to Community Bikes and Boards in South Philly for a BBQ/Block Party event, complete with live music! Thanks to Don Scott from Pedal Pushas for his support of Indego and his work promoting biking in Philadelphia. Check out this write-up of the event. Below are a few photos our Better Bike Share team captured:
On October 24th, Indego supported a Bike Ride for Peace in South Philadelphia, sponsored by Town Watch Integrated Services, and escorted by the 1st, 3rd, and 17th Police Districts. About two dozen folks showed up for the ride, which started at 18th and Washington and travelled throughout South Philly. Special thanks to Town Watch organizer Carmetta Dickerson and Indego Ambassador (and Faces of Indego featured rider) Kim Smith for their work on this event!
Indego is proud to support grassroots community bike efforts like these – looking forward to more in the future!