Bikes for Job Access is funded solely through the contributions of individuals. Help us secure the future of this program by donating today.
Bicycles greatly increase the mobility of those who are on a limited income and/or looking for work. Bus transit is spotty in Hartford suburbs, and particularly inadequate for those working the second or third shift.
BiCi Co. works with Hartford transition programs, local shelters, and the Center for Latino Progress’ job training programs to identify those who would benefit from using a bicycle to get to work. Many recipients then return to BiCi Co. and volunteer on their own time. Participants are referred by their program (using a simple form) and chip in $20, which may be sponsored by their referring organization. They receive an up-cycled bicycle, a secure lock, bicycle lights, and a helmet.
Late in 2017, we were excited to hear from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving that the Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Fund loved the program and wanted to fund a year of operations. With that funding we will be able to provide up to 75 up-cycled bicycles, locks, and lights. The Fisher Fund was joined by the Alison and Nathaniel Howe Fund and the S. A. Johnson Family Fund, bringing the total funded Bikes for Jobs up to 97 (which should carry the program into 2019)! The CCMC Injury and Prevention Center sponsors the bike helmets.