WeCycle is a community whose mission is to revitalize the Historic West Side of Atlanta by exhibiting health-related, environmental, and economic intelligence through biking, research and fellowship.
Basically, 40 Hours and a Bike is a community service and cyclist-training program that rewards participants with a bike at the end of the program. How 40 Hours and a Bike is structured: Participants partake in 25 hours of cycling education and donate 15 hours of community service at one of WeCycle Atlanta’s partner service sites. Thus, participants get trained in all things bike AND give back to the community. That's a win/win/win/win/win.
What's really fantastic about the 40 Hours and a Bike Program is that it led the founder of WeCycle, Shawn Deangelo Walton, to create the Ashview Urban Farm - an urban, community garden on the West Side. Participants with 40 Hours and a Bike Program get to work in the garden, learn how to plant/harvest fruits and veggies and then give this food to the surrounding community. Huge. And we love this idea.