[TheThinkTank] emergency bicycle services, helping each other

Kevin Dwyer kevidwyer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 13:47:45 PDT 2020

Attached is a flyer that our local trails group developed in conjunction
with the County health department. You may want to post it on your door.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 2:41 PM Bob Giordano <mist at strans.org> wrote:

> Free Cycles Missoula closed immediately last week
> after we asked 'what are others thinking?'.
> We decided to not have people gather at all here,
> even outside the shop with tools/pump.
> We did however lock an emergency bike in
> front, a couple times so far, for a couple
> people with emergency needs. We did the same
> with a couple 'people's project' bikes that
> were very close to ridable, and the person
> could come take it away at their convenience.
> There is a mutual aid group that just formed
> here in Missoula, and we are working with
> them to find safe and responsible ways to
> continue 'emergency service'.
> Missoula is very walkable, fortuneately.
> We also had a local foundation reach out and ask,
> 'How are you doing?' She indicated that their
> foundation will be looking to help non profits
> very soon. I imagine foundations everywhere are
> discussing the same thing. Please be in touch with
> any and all funding agencies, as help is likely to
> come to those that help others.
> Missoula County just 'forbear' the next round of
> loan payments (we utilized one of their economic
> development loans to purchase this property),
> so that helps us too.
> Let's continue to try to help each other, as we
> can!
> Bob Giordano, Director, Free Cycles Missoula
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