Community Bicycle Center receives $4,867 grant to fund "bike doctor" programs | People

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Community Bicycle Center receives $4,867 grant to fund "bike doctor" programs
Community Bicycle Center receives $4,867 grant to fund "bike doctor" programs

Biddeford, Maine- June 23nd, 2011- The Community Bicycle Center (CBC) recently received a $4,867 grant from the York County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) to engage older youth in vocational activities through community outreach. The CBC empowers youth through bicycles and bicycling related experiences.

MaineCF funds will enable CBC to conduct free bike repair and maintenance for youth and families in their own neighborhoods through the use of a highly visible, self contained pedal-powered bike repair station and bike safety education unit. Older teens, including graduates of CBC’s formal bike mechanics program (Bike Monkeys) and youth completing community service, will help coordinate and execute outreach efforts.

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities. For more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call 1-877-700-6800.