August 12, 2011

Bike shop helps more than riders

I first learned about the Great Falls, Montana bike program last year. Organized by the PM Optimist Club of Great Falls, the program allows riders to rent a bicycle for as long as they need it (months, years) for only $2.00. The only catch is that they make minor repairs and return it when they are through riding it.

This year I discovered that the program helps more than just the riders. The bicycle technicians and rehabbers are overcoming challenges of their own. Working at the Optimist Bicycle Repair Shop is therapy for five lucky clients at the Center for Mental Health.  Watch the video to find out more. 

To rent a bike, stop by on Saturday mornings, 9:00 to 12:00, 3301 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT.

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