The sun rises in Milwaukee

Posted on May 4th 2012 | Advocacy, Blog, Video,

Keith Holt from Milwaukee Bicycle Works stopped by this morning to collect a bunch of refurbished Planet Bike gear for the upcoming 6th Annual Bike Blitz in the Park, a neighborhood bike fair in Milwaukee’s Washington Park where people can get minor repairs done and even a whole new bike.

We gave him a bunch of lights, pumps, seats and whatnot that came back to us but were repairable. We try to make stuff that lasts, but it is inevitable that some of it will eventually break. Fortunately we are able to repair approximately 90% of the stuff that comes back.

Keith was interviewed at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Urban Pathways Initiative Summit in May 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. He talks about access to bikes and bike repair in low income neighborhoods.