Our Wish List
Who Could say no to these smiling faces?
Often, people ask us what a donation can do or where it will go. We've made a list here of the things we want and how much we think they'll cost. This way, you can donate knowing what you money will do to help. If you want to donate, you can do so by clicking the handy little button below and help us get some of the items on our list.
Trailer – We want to buy a trailer to serve as a mobile bike shop, secure storage, and bike transport for the team to rides in the area and to other reservations. A truck and trailer could transport enough people for a mobile clinic in other native communities and would allow for safe storage of our loaner bikes and tools. Transport and safe storage are important issues for us and we feel this would allow us to address both, as well as creating a gathering space for post ride surveys and health testing. $1000
Bike Repair Stations - one of the things keeping people off bikes is a lack of tools to fix them. We would like to set up bike repair stations in all the communities we work in. This way, people can keep their bikes in good working order and not have to stop riding. We estimate each of these would cost $400
Tablet – It has been our experience that a tablet, with its intuitive interface, works well with less tech literate populations. We want to survey quality of life and feelings of engagement with health and community in order to measure the benefits of our program beyond weight and HbA1c . 2x $150 = $300
Loaner Bikes These would allow people to try different types and sizes of bikes (MTB, Road, Hybrid etc) to see what works best for them. We would store these in our bus and take them out to other communities to allow people to try cycling for the first time and ride with the group. 6 Bikes x $800 = $4,800
Kids Bikes - Everyone knows that kids grow fast. This means they can often grow out of bikes and end up not riding, or riding an ill fitting bike. we'd love to have a stable of kids bikes to lend out to families and then change them out as kids grow older. We estimate that we could do this with 12 bikes (4 sizes, 3 of each size) at $500 per bike - $6,000
Support and Training - Everyone involved in this project does it because they love it. We give our time because we feel the reward is seeing the smile that comes when someone rides a bike for the first time. But, things cost money. Often out volunteers can't spend as much time mentoring new riders or fixing bikes as they would like to because they work hard at several jobs. it costs money to drive to more remote communities and fix bikes, it costs money to take courses on healthy cooking and on bike maintenance. A two week professional cycle repair course costs $2000. Paying two volunteers a $500 stipend a month would cost $12,000 a year. This might not be the most glamarous way to spend our money, but we know that real change is made when people help people.
Cameras – A set of High quality action cameras as well as a DSLR would allow us to capture our riders and help t document their progress and encourage others. $1000
Please give whatever you can and help us out this Holiday Season!