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February 25, 2009

Green Your Community: (Almost) Free Rides

Bike parked against a wall in Beijing Green neighborhoods aren't just good for the planet. When times are tough, strong communities can ease financial burdens and provide emotional support. This week we're providing tips for getting by with a little help from your friends and neighbors.

Tip #3: Get Deals on Bicycles

If your town doesn't have a bike-sharing program, keep your wheels in motion at the local bike cooperative. Many of these community organizations sell used or rebuilt bikes at a reduced price. Some co-ops have work-to-own programs while others offer free use of parts or tools in exchange for volunteer hours. Community Cycles has a nationwide directory of bike programs. Check out the new issue of Sierra magazine for more information about creating bike-friendly communities.

Share your tips: What resources can cyclists find in your neighborhood?

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