Monday, December 21, 2009

Phoenix Bikes on the roll

Phoenix Bikes, a community bike shop developing bike and life skills in Arlington youth, has recorded impressive performance since it opened in 2007.  A recent Phoenix Bikes letter mentioned:
  • 150 students have participated in the Earn-a-Bike program since its inception
  • Earned revenues have increased from $18,000 in our first year to almost $50,000 in 2009
  • 55 Youth Mechanics have logged over 25 hours apiece in Phoenix activities; 15 have logged more than 100 hours apiece; and 11 have logged more than 300 hours apiece
  • We have recycled approximately 500 donated bikes back into the community
  • Almost 400 youth participated in or were directly impacted by the Phoenix Bikes activities last year including teaching other students and adults, riding with Team Phoenix, and participating in Earth Day, BikeDC, and Arlington's Community Bike Ride
Phoenix Bikes is a great educational institution.  Find out how you can help.

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