We recently received the Seeds to Start Grant report from our spring 2022 recipient, the non-profit organization Moab Community Cycles.
Moab Community Cycles is a fairly new grassroots project that provides bikes and maintenance to underserved community members who otherwise wouldn’t have access to these goods and services. The Seeds to Start Grant funding was used to purchase parts to increase the bikes’ carrying capacity and make them commuter friendly so their new owners can use them for reliable, healthy transportation and for carrying groceries and other goods.
The items purchased include:
- 20 baskets
- 20 cargo nets for the baskets
- 10 locks
- 10 bells
- 10 water bottle cages
- 6 mini pumps
- 6 blinky light sets
- 100 shifter cables
- 2 bottles of sealant
On September 13th, 2023, Moab Community Cycles held a Community Basket Day at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. MCC volunteers installed over 10 baskets and other commuter accessories (bells, lights, locks, and pumps) on community members’ bikes. They have installed a few more baskets on bikes that have been donated to community members in need and still have a few leftover to be distributed as needed during their monthly repair nights (every 4th Thursday evening at MVMC).
MCC installed a basket, lock, and lights on this bike, which was donated to a unhoused individual who is a client of the hospital’s recovery center.
Evan Smiley, who spearheads the Moab Community Cycles project, said:
Huge thanks to Moonflower again for the S2S grant! I’ve already seen and heard of some of these bikes out in the world with full baskets, having left their cars behind!
Learn more about our Seeds to Start Grant program here.