The Co-op recently built and donated a bike to the City’s ClimateWise program. This bike is fully functional and will “travel” each year to a different ClimateWise partner who exemplifies the meaning of the word Ambassador as it relates to getting the word out to other businesses and the public about their sustainable efforts and how ClimateWise can be a part of their goal setting. Each year, the Bike will be presented at the ClimateWise Envirovation event.
The bike is a 7 speed, custom built and accessorized to navigate Fort Collins city terrain and local climate safely, comfortably, and efficiently. It’s easily adjustable for different sized riders with minimal tools (included). A rear rack and removable pannier is also included for cargo. It was built re-using a donated ~20 year old mountain bike and all recycled parts, except a few new parts: namely 1) tires and tubes, 2) hand grips, 3) gear/brake cables, and 4) drive chain
A special thanks go out to Bike Co-op volunteers: Tim, Sam, John, Doug, Claire, Dave, Ben G., Justin, Tom and Ben who all contributed to this build in some way.
We also want to thank Randy at Ultimate Coatings who donated the powder coat finish worth over $100.