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Old 11-30-10, 02:35 PM
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Second Life Bikes

Bike shop in Asbury Park serves as after-school volunteer activity for kids

The 12- to 18-year-olds, most from Asbury Park, Neptune City and Neptune Township, come in after school to repair bikes. When they put in 15 hours of work, they earn a free bike.


Second Life Bike’s philosophy is stated on a pamphlet: "We rescue bikes. We fix bikes. We sell bikes. We earn bikes. We ride bikes. We love bikes."


Feel good story of the day, luckily not far from where I live.

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Sounds a lot like Freewheelin Bikes in Indianapolis. https://www.freewheelinbikes.org/

Today I dropped off five functional wheels and other bike bits that they will put to good use.
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I thought this thread was going to be about the online virtual world Second Life.
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Originally Posted by 531phile
I thought this thread was going to be about the online virtual world Second Life.

Haha me too. I was wondering what kind of nerdy things I would find within.

There are a ton of bike shops around the country with a similar mission. I'd love to see one in every city.
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Originally Posted by JanMM
Sounds a lot like Freewheelin Bikes in Indianapolis. https://www.freewheelinbikes.org/

Today I dropped off five functional wheels and other bike bits that they will put to good use.

Similar place here in Reno, too. Can't remember the name offhand, but they've put a lot of people on bikes. Many of the casino workers here (low paid, no bennies and a fairly compact city) use bikes for their daily transportation, and these guys have helped a lot.
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