Shifting Gears (Team Pedal Empowerment)

12932608_612140322269966_1109867888564774223_n.jpgThis project identified the need for safe, reliable and cost effective transportation for community members transitioning out of life circumstances such as poverty and addiction. Through the generous donations of bicycles, helmets, locks and safety manuals, the plan empowered 25 identified individuals with a sense of ownership, allowing them to move forward with their lives.

The team’s partners were Anawim Companion Society and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition.  Other partners included Broad St. Cycle, MEC, Vancity, IsleShare, Recyclistas and Saanich Police.  A special thank you to those who gathered, stored, donated and repaired the bicycles.