Old 11-10-09, 09:45 AM
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macwild
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I love the idea of the bike co-ops and collectives. How would one go about starting one? Yes I know a very broad question. I live in a small college town - 40,000 people, junior college has about 5000 students. Very non-progressive community. 1 bike shop in town and the only place to get a used bike is at the many pawn shops around. That is if you want a x-mart bike with questionable ownership. As far as supporting bike commuters - there really is nothing. Once a year they have a "bike to work day" where folks dust off their bikes and pedal down to the bank for a free breakfast and to get their picture in the paper. After that, nothing. My wife and I commute by bike, and that's about it.
Maybe a bike co-op is a lost cause on this community.
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