The Reliable Transportation Initiative
Helping our community
one bicycle at a time
The Reliable Transportation Initiative is a long-standing program that is at the core of the Cola Town Bike Collective’s mission, working to provide bicycles to folks in our community.
Working with partners who help us find the greatest need, bikes are given to individuals who lack reliable transportation to get back and forth from their jobs, grocery store, health services, or other vital needs. These bikes are donated by others in our community, which we then service, and provide them to a new owner at no cost.
In addition to offering the bicycles, the Cola Town Bike Collective will service and maintain these bikes to ensure that they are functional and safe for their users.
For every bike that we sell, we donate 4 back to the community.
For every paid repair, we make 5 free or low-cost repairs for those in need.
This program has helped countless people achieve a more stable living situation and has deeply embedded the Cola Town Bike Collective volunteers and staff as a vital resource for the Midlands community members that we serve.
Want to help?
Here are three ways you can contribute.
Purchase a bike from our existing inventory and donate it to Transitions Homeless Center at 2025 Main Street, just down the block from our shop.
Your monetary donations help us continue to serve our neighbors as a community bike shop. Donations help us keep the lights on, rent paid, and payroll current.
Volunteer your time and talents to help us rehab used bikes and provide service to our clients in need.
By the numbers
2,130 Total Volunteer Hours
— Time valued at $53,250
Provided 155 free bike services
Averaging $30 each
— Valued at $4,650
181 Adult Bikes
74 Kids Bikes
— Valued at $23,195
15 excellent volunteers
— Our youngest was 13 years old
Free Bike Valet
Provided 8 Events with Free Bike Valet
— Valued at $4,650
Over 90% of our clients are referred from services within 1.45 mile radius of our location.
We are a Nonprofit
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Corporate sponsorship provide long-term support in our mission throughout Midlands. The aid of these organizations have been vital to our success over the years.