Recycle-A-Bicycle

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Recycle-A-Bicycle

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Recycle-A-Bicycle is a non-profit educational organisation and bike shop based in New York. Their mission is to “To use bicycles to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living. Through retail storefronts, social entrepreneurship, and innovative programs, Recycle-A-Bicycle empowers the youth of New York City and beyond.”

The organisation runs two storefronts, where donated bikes are completely overhauled, serviced and sold into the community at affordable prices. Profits are then funnelled towards various environmental initiatives and education programs, including teaching kids the basic of bike mechanics in elementary schools, or internship schemes for teenagers, to help prepare them to seek work professionally as bike mechanics.