Yesterday, Trisha at LGRAB did a profile of Molly Kleinman, a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan and a cycling advocate working with a bicycle collective called Common Cycle.
Common Cycle, started in February 2010, is working to make Ann Arbor a better place for the cycling community with education, bike repair through their Mobile Repair Stand and eventually a shared workspace where bike-loving people can work, learn and hang out together.
I was really excited to see what Common Cycle is doing, because there was nothing like this in Ann Arbor when I lived there as a student. I even tried riding my bike around campus, but I found it too hard with the challenges of weather and pedestrians. If I had known more about cycling laws and bike repair – really any support from other cyclists – I might have stuck with it.
Common Cycle is in the midst of an ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $5000 by August 31, 2010 to buy tools and trailers for their Mobile Repair Stand. If you make a donation to their non-profit organization, they’ll send you cool stuff – the rewards get bigger the more you give! So go check out a great video explaining who Common Cycle is and consider pledging as a backer here.