Local bicycle shop Full Cycle and local nonprofit bicycle shop Community Cycles are coming together in response to the urgent need for greater equity in our country.
Since it first opened its doors, Community Cycles has been providing bicycles at no cost — for sweat equity — to low-income people in our community, through our Earn-A-Bike program. Learn about the program or sign up!
We invite you to join us in increasing equity for low-income people of color and our BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in Boulder by supporting the Earn-A-Bike program.
The power of the bicycle to create change
Community Cycles and Full Cycle want to join our voices with so many who have spoken out to support justice and equality for all following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and the ensuing protests calling for change. We are heartened to see so many individuals and organizations standing up for social justice and progress.
Today, we reaffirm our commitment to equity in our community. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, with people who are marginalized and disenfranchised in our country, and with the many organizations in our country that are working to create liberty and justice for all.
We believe in the power of the bicycle. We know the benefits of bicycling should be available to everyone in our community. For health, for clean air, for affordable and sustainable transportation, the bicycle is a force for good. Learn more about our Earn-A-Bike program
Russ Chandler, owner of Full Cycle, said: “We are proud to join Community Cycles’ efforts to bring equality to cycling.
“Recognizing that systemic oppression is real matters. We are committed to effecting change in our community. Cycling is not exempt from the systemic racism that plagues the world. But our history does not have to dictate our future.
“We are proud to represent thoughtful brands such as Giant, Liv, Kona, Ibis, Pearl Izumi, and many others and support their commitment to make cycling more accessible for all. Full Cycle was founded as a community space and a co-op, and that spirit remains.
But we must do better to support the BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). As a privileged industry, it’s up to us to dismantle the system. We will do better, and we invite you to join us in this fundraising effort today.”
Sue Prant, Executive Director of Community Cycles, agrees. “We are commited to social equity,” she affirmed. “Since we first opened our doors, we’ve created a bicycle shop that is open and welcoming, and provided no- cost and low-cost bicycles to hundreds of children and adults each year, with low-cost and no-cost classes and workshops, like Fix A Flat, that give people greater self-sufficiency, teaching them to keep their bicycles in working order.”