I had all sorts of adventures on bicycles as a kid. We had unfiltered, unsupervised and unrestricted fun.
In the 70’s, we popped wheelies, we rode with no hands and rode far from home only to reverse course immediately when the streetlights came on.
Fast forward, family priorities changed and there just aren’t as many children’s bikes in the homes or on the streets as in the past.
I wanted to change that in my neighborhood, right now. So I did.
Getting the community to believe we could giveaway 500 bikes in one day wasn’t easy.
Conversations would quickly dissolve into concerns about equity, crime, which kids would get bikes, etc. Personally, I am completely exhausted by all the talk about improving our neighborhoods. While we discuss all the...