For the past 2 months, GenZe has collected used bikes as part of a Ride It Forward trade-in promotion. This week, the company donated dozens of these bikes to Oakland non-profit, Cycles of Change.
The donation couldn’t have come at a better time. San Saephan, from Cycles of Change, said that the non-profit was thrilled, “We were running out of bikes to donate, and with summer approaching, this is our most popular time to give bikes to folks. We’re really excited about GenZe’s generous donation and can’t wait to get them to our community and see them on the road!”
Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, “It’s wonderful to see businesses like GenZe take an active role in supporting the community. By getting more bikes on the road, we are creating a healthier and more vibrant city, and that is something we can all benefit from.”
Cycles of Change has been part of the Oakland community since 1998. Starting as a program to teach East Oakland students how to work on bikes, they have grown to become a major contributor of bikes to Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda schools. They’ve also built a program that allows adults to earn bikes.
GenZe hopes to spread the two-wheel personal transportation movement by giving more people access to bikes. Our motto “Two wheels. One planet. Zero emissions.” encourages people to shrink their footprint whenever possible by running errands, commuting, and getting around on two wheels instead of a car.
The role bikes play in creating a better place to live isn’t just theory. A recent study by the University of California found that cities that embrace biking are more productive, and their residents feel more connected.
To learn more about Cycles of Change, please visit CyclesofChanges.org.
For more information about GenZe e-Bikes and e-Scooters, and how to switch over to life on two wheels, visit genze.com.