Friday, July 23, 2010

Phoneix Bikes - A Bike Shop on a Mission

Tonight, a friend of mine introduced me to Phoneix Bikes, a bike shop she volunteers at. When she explained to me how the setup works, I couldn't believe that I could be so oblivious to such a cool program located in Arlington, just down the street from me.

Phoenix Bikes is a non-profit that trains local youngsters to be bike mechanics. They then turn around and offer discount services to the Arlington biking community.

It's such an obvious win-win -- the students, among other benefits, get to learn new skills and the community gets a bike store they can feel good about.

Here, watch CNN's coverage of the program for a more complete explanation:

I just can't get over what a powerful force for good this program is.

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