February 20, 2018

Everybody Bikes

Helping meet transportation needs in the La Crosse Area.

Everybody Bikes’ mission is to be a part of a transportation solution for people in seriously under-resourced circumstances.

Who can benefit?

A community member 16 yrs of age or older who is seriously under-resourced and needing help with transportation equipment in the form of a bicycle and other necessary gear/repairs.

How does it work?

Step 1
A referral must be initiated by a social service agency or agent such as La Crosse County Social Services, Coulee Cap, Health Department, school administration/ staff, church, YMCA, YWCA, or community agency. Call, email, or stop by Wrench & Roll to make a referral.

Step 2
Equipment needs will be assessed and a cost projection attached to the referral. The cost is submitted to the Everybody Bikes Executive Board for final approval.

Step 3
Upon approval, the board releases funds, and equipment. Recipient will sign an agreement to attend three hours of educational sessions at Wrench & Roll within 6 months of accepting equipment.

Is there really a need?

Transportation for a family of four earning $25,000 or less is over 40% of their household budget. Owning a car in the USA costs, on the average, $9,000 to $12,000 annually. The La Crosse County poverty rate stands at 15% at or below the poverty line. That means over 17,000 people out of the 118, 122 people in La Crosse County live in under-resourced circumstances.

What Can I Do?

You can help in several ways:

  • Donate bicycles in good to excellent condition.
  • Make a monetary donation to Everybody Bikes. All funds go directly to equipment and servicing the bicycles. Board members serve voluntarily, donating time and expertise.
  • Donate volunteer time to help refurbish donated bicycles.
  • Help with fundraising efforts.

For more information:

Email: EverybodyBikesUA@gmail.com
: 608-406-2261