Stories
We've been working around the clock to help our essential workers get to where they need to go via free bicycles donated by people like you. These are just a few of our heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic risking their lives to care for us in hospitals, service us in grocery stores and keep our communities moving.

Your kindness and generosity is what makes our work possible.
Thank you for everything you're doing to make our cities healthier and safer for everyone.
02
Dec
Bike E. + Alou L.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"i got called back to work in may so i had just under two months off from work. im an esthetician so i work in a spa doing facials really close to my clients unmasked faces. the stress of working a high covid risk job is getting to me despite getting weekly tests. id like to get a bike to get better exercise for stress management. i also would prefer a road bike but one with flat handle bars if at all possible (the drop handlebars kinda scare me)."
December 2nd 2020
Bike E. + Alou L.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"i got called back to work in may so i had just under two months off from work. im an esthetician so i work in a spa doing facials really close to my clients unmasked faces. the stress of working a high covid risk job is getting to me despite getting weekly tests. id like to get a bike to get better exercise for stress management. i also would prefer a road bike but one with flat handle bars if at all possible (the drop handlebars kinda scare me)."

02
Dec
Bike E. + Kevin D.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I need a bike to ride around the park."
December 2nd 2020
Bike E. + Kevin D.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I need a bike to ride around the park."

28
October
Bike E. + Dana M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"As a new resident of New Orleans, walking and public transportation have been my primary means of transportation. While these options are budget-friendly, how far I am able to travel is limited, thus I rarely venture out of my local neighborhood. Having a bike will allow me to explore different parts of the city and make tasks like going to work a lot easier."
October 28th 2020
Bike E. + Dana M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"As a new resident of New Orleans, walking and public transportation have been my primary means of transportation. While these options are budget-friendly, how far I am able to travel is limited, thus I rarely venture out of my local neighborhood. Having a bike will allow me to explore different parts of the city and make tasks like going to work a lot easier."

19
October
David M. + Michelle R.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"It will help me get more active to help overcome my obesity disorder."
October 19th 2020
David M. + Michelle R.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"It will help me get more active to help overcome my obesity disorder."

19
October
Bike E. + Kristy D.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Hubby has been on workers compensation following a brain injury at work on feb 28, 2019, spent 3 months in ICU. They recently cut him off at the end of july. Our 6 year old son learned to ride a bike earlier this year. Hubby has been begging for a bike for months, one because he wants to ride around with son and two he hates the weight he’s gained recently."
October 19th 2020
Bike E. + Kristy D.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Hubby has been on workers compensation following a brain injury at work on feb 28, 2019, spent 3 months in ICU. They recently cut him off at the end of july. Our 6 year old son learned to ride a bike earlier this year. Hubby has been begging for a bike for months, one because he wants to ride around with son and two he hates the weight he’s gained recently."

19
October
Bike E. + Billy O.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"My daughters are now old enough to ride bikes and we want to have some adventures in City Park! I'm also struggling for exercise opportunities and think that this would be a safe and fun way to get healthy!"
October 19th 2020
Bike E. + Billy O.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"My daughters are now old enough to ride bikes and we want to have some adventures in City Park! I'm also struggling for exercise opportunities and think that this would be a safe and fun way to get healthy!"

19
October
Bike E. + Kellie B.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am the manager at uptown coffee and beignets off of St. Charles Ave. And I am a local NOLA artist. Recently my bike was stolen and it is definitely missed big time. I used it to get to an from work as well as to get supplies for my art. I understand that coffee shop may not be an essential worker specifically but I believe everyone needs a little coffee sometimes! I serve many of the essential workers thus I feel I am part of the essential workers nola team! Please help a single mom in NOLA out! Thanks!"
October 19th 2020
Bike E. + Kellie B.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am the manager at uptown coffee and beignets off of St. Charles Ave. And I am a local NOLA artist. Recently my bike was stolen and it is definitely missed big time. I used it to get to an from work as well as to get supplies for my art. I understand that coffee shop may not be an essential worker specifically but I believe everyone needs a little coffee sometimes! I serve many of the essential workers thus I feel I am part of the essential workers nola team! Please help a single mom in NOLA out! Thanks!"

19
October
Bike E. + Philippe P.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Since the Blue Bikes have gone out service due to the COVID-19, I am left with limited means of transport. I avoid taking the buses as a sanitary precaution. Although I enjoy walking, running errands, and for exercise, it limits me from accessing other needs. Having a bicycle will help me a great deal to help me move around to access grocery stores, laundromats, etc.. Thanks."
October 19th 2020
Bike E. + Philippe P.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Since the Blue Bikes have gone out service due to the COVID-19, I am left with limited means of transport. I avoid taking the buses as a sanitary precaution. Although I enjoy walking, running errands, and for exercise, it limits me from accessing other needs. Having a bicycle will help me a great deal to help me move around to access grocery stores, laundromats, etc.. Thanks."

12
October
Bike E. + Mary B.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am a kindergarten teacher and my husband and I own a bar. Our bar has been shut down then opened then curbside. We are struggling to make ends meet. We have 2 young children and love spending time outside. Our daughter received a hand-me-down bike and we also received a hand-me-down bike attachement for our son who was down syndrome. Now we just need a bike to attach it to!"
October 12th 2020
Bike E. + Mary B.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am a kindergarten teacher and my husband and I own a bar. Our bar has been shut down then opened then curbside. We are struggling to make ends meet. We have 2 young children and love spending time outside. Our daughter received a hand-me-down bike and we also received a hand-me-down bike attachement for our son who was down syndrome. Now we just need a bike to attach it to!"

06
October
Mica S. + Monica S.
San Francisco, California
"I am a medical student and work at hospitals around San Francisco. It has been difficult to get around with limited public transportation routes and hours, and a bike would provide me with so much independence and flexibility. I'm also excited about biking for exercise and to explore the city!"
October 6th 2020
Mica S. + Monica S.
San Francisco, California
"I am a medical student and work at hospitals around San Francisco. It has been difficult to get around with limited public transportation routes and hours, and a bike would provide me with so much independence and flexibility. I'm also excited about biking for exercise and to explore the city!"

06
October
David M. + Stacy F.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am homeless and could use a bike to travel with around town."
October 6th 2020
David M. + Stacy F.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am homeless and could use a bike to travel with around town."

06
October
David M. + Sandra S.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I’m 61 years of age with no transportation"
October 6th 2020
David M. + Sandra S.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I’m 61 years of age with no transportation"

30
Sept
Scott K. + Robert L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am on a government assistant program and I am a volunteer essential worker with homeless food distribution centers in Cambridge. A bike would greatly help me get back and forth from these centers and possibly volunteer at more."
September 30th 2020
Scott K. + Robert L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am on a government assistant program and I am a volunteer essential worker with homeless food distribution centers in Cambridge. A bike would greatly help me get back and forth from these centers and possibly volunteer at more."

23
Sept
David M. + Rolanda F.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"(Previous request switched out for a different bike) I am a schoolbus driver I can use a bike help get rid of some of this weight I have put on. I use to have a bike but someone stole it. I use to ride my bike 2-3 times a week It Keep my legs from locking up n the weight down."
September 23rd 2020
David M. + Rolanda F.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"(Previous request switched out for a different bike) I am a schoolbus driver I can use a bike help get rid of some of this weight I have put on. I use to have a bike but someone stole it. I use to ride my bike 2-3 times a week It Keep my legs from locking up n the weight down."

23
Sept
Georgia C. + Raechelle L.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I have a 30 min walk to work at Trader Joe’s in east Liberty and would feel safer biking home after a night shift instead of walking or taking the bus."
September 23rd 2020
Georgia C. + Raechelle L.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I have a 30 min walk to work at Trader Joe’s in east Liberty and would feel safer biking home after a night shift instead of walking or taking the bus."

23
Sept
Bike P. + Erika G.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Looking for a bike to help with mobility issues. Called in info over phone. Text Erika rather than sending email."
September 23rd 2020
Bike P. + Erika G.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Looking for a bike to help with mobility issues. Called in info over phone. Text Erika rather than sending email."

15
Sept
David M. + Jacquelyn M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"My daughters both have bikes and I would love to be able to take them for rides but I don't have a bike. When they ride they are limited to the area right outside our apartment because I can't keep up with them on foot around the neighborhood. We live close to City Park and would love to ride together over there and get some fresh air and socially distanced exercise. Also our family only has one car and my husband has to take the car to work every day, making us without transportation."
September 15th 2020
David M. + Jacquelyn M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"My daughters both have bikes and I would love to be able to take them for rides but I don't have a bike. When they ride they are limited to the area right outside our apartment because I can't keep up with them on foot around the neighborhood. We live close to City Park and would love to ride together over there and get some fresh air and socially distanced exercise. Also our family only has one car and my husband has to take the car to work every day, making us without transportation."

15
Sept
Bike P. + Krystal B.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"This free bike would help me get to and from job interviews that I need to go on. Would help me with if I wanted to do postmates for extra cash to support my family."
September 15th 2020
Bike P. + Krystal B.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"This free bike would help me get to and from job interviews that I need to go on. Would help me with if I wanted to do postmates for extra cash to support my family."

15
Sept
Bike P. + Anna W.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I work at a residential treatment facility for women and femmes in recovery from substance use disorder, called POWER House. I am currently getting rides to and from work from co-workers so as to avoid taking the bus to keep our clients safe (clients are living in quarantine at our facility). Having my own bike would provide me with the independence to get to work myself."
September 15th 2020
Bike P. + Anna W.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I work at a residential treatment facility for women and femmes in recovery from substance use disorder, called POWER House. I am currently getting rides to and from work from co-workers so as to avoid taking the bus to keep our clients safe (clients are living in quarantine at our facility). Having my own bike would provide me with the independence to get to work myself."

11
Sept
Jim H. + Liam C.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Hi! I am a security guard for the Pittsburgh Public School District. I am temporarily out of work, laid off for the unforseeable future. I have been lucky enough to pick up a construction job in the south side to bring in some income. My main mode of transportation is my bike, and it is currently taped together with duct tape, and the chain breaks daily. Thank you for your consideration!"
September 11th 2020
Jim H. + Liam C.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Hi! I am a security guard for the Pittsburgh Public School District. I am temporarily out of work, laid off for the unforseeable future. I have been lucky enough to pick up a construction job in the south side to bring in some income. My main mode of transportation is my bike, and it is currently taped together with duct tape, and the chain breaks daily. Thank you for your consideration!"

10
Sept
Sf B. + Harvey S.
San Francisco, California
"i work in various essential jobs one of them being a carrier and deliverer. in my free i would like to take my son on bike rides but i cant afford a bike at this time."
September 10th 2020
Sf B. + Harvey S.
San Francisco, California
"i work in various essential jobs one of them being a carrier and deliverer. in my free i would like to take my son on bike rides but i cant afford a bike at this time."

10
Sept
Bike P. + Beck R.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I have a bike but it’s too small for me and gives knee pain if I try to travel on it (I’ve wonky knees / weak ligaments that I’m building). I’m an early education teacher at a private school in Point Breeze and need to limit my exposure to public transit so i keep my kiddos safe. I was hoping to do a swap if it was possible!"
September 10th 2020
Bike P. + Beck R.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I have a bike but it’s too small for me and gives knee pain if I try to travel on it (I’ve wonky knees / weak ligaments that I’m building). I’m an early education teacher at a private school in Point Breeze and need to limit my exposure to public transit so i keep my kiddos safe. I was hoping to do a swap if it was possible!"

09
Sept
Bike P. + Kellie H.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I work at Vincentian Schenley Gardens"
September 9th 2020
Bike P. + Kellie H.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I work at Vincentian Schenley Gardens"

09
Sept
Bike P. + Kate Z.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I will use it to get to pitt campus, which is opening now!"
September 9th 2020
Bike P. + Kate Z.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I will use it to get to pitt campus, which is opening now!"

08
Sept
Bike P. + Scott D.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I work for the service industry. I have been working some during the pandemic, where I used my old bike to get around. It recently broke unfortunately. Now I am working on securing a new job. A new bike would help me get to interviews, and help me to continue doing essential errands like getting groceries."
September 8th 2020
Bike P. + Scott D.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I work for the service industry. I have been working some during the pandemic, where I used my old bike to get around. It recently broke unfortunately. Now I am working on securing a new job. A new bike would help me get to interviews, and help me to continue doing essential errands like getting groceries."

03
Sept
David M. + Hannah I.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"It will allow me to cut my 40 minute walk to and from work in half, helping me reduce time in the heat, as I have recurring heat rash from it"
September 3rd 2020
David M. + Hannah I.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"It will allow me to cut my 40 minute walk to and from work in half, helping me reduce time in the heat, as I have recurring heat rash from it"

03
Sept
Gary C. + Janani S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Hi! I am a new pediatrics intern and I will be working at 3 hospitals during residency- Boston Children's in Longwood Boston Medical Center in South End and Brigham in Longwood. I can walk to Longwood durnig the summer but am unsure about using public transportation. Ubers and lyfts are not running as often and are surge pricing so that wouldn't be a sustainable option. I will Bike to BMC for my rotations there and every week for my pediatric clinic days and to get around my neighborhood as I dont have a car!"
September 3rd 2020
Gary C. + Janani S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Hi! I am a new pediatrics intern and I will be working at 3 hospitals during residency- Boston Children's in Longwood Boston Medical Center in South End and Brigham in Longwood. I can walk to Longwood durnig the summer but am unsure about using public transportation. Ubers and lyfts are not running as often and are surge pricing so that wouldn't be a sustainable option. I will Bike to BMC for my rotations there and every week for my pediatric clinic days and to get around my neighborhood as I dont have a car!"

03
Sept
Gary C. + Maggie B.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a nurse practitioner at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. I have not owned a bike for years but would really like to again so I can bike as a means of exercise, since i now am largely working as a remote/telehealth health care provider. if covid cases surge again a bike would be super helpful to travel between care sites (like between our clinic and shelters,hotels, or dorm placements where our patients get placed)"
September 3rd 2020
Gary C. + Maggie B.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a nurse practitioner at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. I have not owned a bike for years but would really like to again so I can bike as a means of exercise, since i now am largely working as a remote/telehealth health care provider. if covid cases surge again a bike would be super helpful to travel between care sites (like between our clinic and shelters,hotels, or dorm placements where our patients get placed)"

03
Sept
Deborah D. + Nicholas S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Physician working front lines in Boston during crisis. My bike was recently stolen. I bike for stress relief, exercise and to commute."
September 3rd 2020
Deborah D. + Nicholas S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Physician working front lines in Boston during crisis. My bike was recently stolen. I bike for stress relief, exercise and to commute."

03
Sept
Deborah D. + Zoe M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Hello! I will be a new resident at MGH starting in July and a bike would really help me get to work :)"
September 3rd 2020
Deborah D. + Zoe M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Hello! I will be a new resident at MGH starting in July and a bike would really help me get to work :)"

02
Sept
Abby T. + Natalya M.
San Francisco, California
"I am an RN working in the hospital in cardiac unit. I wish I could bike to work, which is just 2 miles away from home across Golden Gate Park. Also, I had a knee surgery and running is still uncomfortable. Before, I used to go to the gym to use stationary bike ."
September 2nd 2020
Abby T. + Natalya M.
San Francisco, California
"I am an RN working in the hospital in cardiac unit. I wish I could bike to work, which is just 2 miles away from home across Golden Gate Park. Also, I had a knee surgery and running is still uncomfortable. Before, I used to go to the gym to use stationary bike ."

02
Sept
Sf B. + Aileen Y.
San Francisco, California
"I am an educator with SFUSD and means of mobility are limited due to the Shelter in Place orders. Formerly, I took Muni multiple times a day and everyday to work, volunteer, grocery shop, and meet with friends. Now, I walk where my legs will take me and am always grateful for a ride to the grocery store from friends. Being gifted a bicycle would help me be more mobile and less restricted to only the Sunset. Thank you for your consideration! With gratitude, Aileen"
September 2nd 2020
Sf B. + Aileen Y.
San Francisco, California
"I am an educator with SFUSD and means of mobility are limited due to the Shelter in Place orders. Formerly, I took Muni multiple times a day and everyday to work, volunteer, grocery shop, and meet with friends. Now, I walk where my legs will take me and am always grateful for a ride to the grocery store from friends. Being gifted a bicycle would help me be more mobile and less restricted to only the Sunset. Thank you for your consideration! With gratitude, Aileen"

02
Sept
Sf B. + Jojo L.
San Francisco, California
"I work as a baker at kantine. I’ve been also volunteering a lot during this time and find that having a bike would help me get from a to b a lot easier and allow me to do more for my community."
September 2nd 2020
Sf B. + Jojo L.
San Francisco, California
"I work as a baker at kantine. I’ve been also volunteering a lot during this time and find that having a bike would help me get from a to b a lot easier and allow me to do more for my community."

31
August
David M. + Troy A.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am an educator. I work for City Year and my placement school is Arise Academy. I do not have a car and am currently taking the bus. In order to get to work for 7:15 am I take the bus at 6:30 am from midcity. I will be moving soon and my new location will require me to take two buses to get to and from work a day. Although students will start the school year virtually all staff is required to be present in the building daily. This bike will allow me to get to school easier."
August 31st 2020
David M. + Troy A.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am an educator. I work for City Year and my placement school is Arise Academy. I do not have a car and am currently taking the bus. In order to get to work for 7:15 am I take the bus at 6:30 am from midcity. I will be moving soon and my new location will require me to take two buses to get to and from work a day. Although students will start the school year virtually all staff is required to be present in the building daily. This bike will allow me to get to school easier."

29
August
Sf B. + NOLL D.
San Francisco, California
"Teaching fitness classes from home. Living across from Golden Gate Park. Want to ride in park and to local stores."
August 29th 2020
Sf B. + NOLL D.
San Francisco, California
"Teaching fitness classes from home. Living across from Golden Gate Park. Want to ride in park and to local stores."

26
August
Sf B. + Matthew C.
San Francisco, California
"Commuting. Not an essential Worker, but work in Corporate operations for a grocery delivery company. Will be using the bike to commute during SIP when need to provide supplies to corporate operations team members"
August 26th 2020
Sf B. + Matthew C.
San Francisco, California
"Commuting. Not an essential Worker, but work in Corporate operations for a grocery delivery company. Will be using the bike to commute during SIP when need to provide supplies to corporate operations team members"

24
August
David M. + Johan M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Hi everyone! My name is Johan and I am a tutor for kids needing help due to the school closures. A bike would really help me get to and from my student’s houses... porches right now, actually! I have a pretty busy schedule and I usually took Ubers around to the different houses since my wife and I don’t have a car. But with the city pretty shut down, Ubers are hard to come by and cost a pretty penny at the moment. Thank you for considering me for a bicycle through the exchange!"
August 24th 2020
David M. + Johan M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Hi everyone! My name is Johan and I am a tutor for kids needing help due to the school closures. A bike would really help me get to and from my student’s houses... porches right now, actually! I have a pretty busy schedule and I usually took Ubers around to the different houses since my wife and I don’t have a car. But with the city pretty shut down, Ubers are hard to come by and cost a pretty penny at the moment. Thank you for considering me for a bicycle through the exchange!"

24
August
Sf B. + Nate F.
San Francisco, California
"I am a public elementary school teacher with 2 children that have really taken to bike riding in our city! I would love to be able to join them on my own bike on the Great Highway, GG Park, or their favorite: “stadium to stadium” (Oracle Park to Chase Center). Thanks for your consideration."
August 24th 2020
Sf B. + Nate F.
San Francisco, California
"I am a public elementary school teacher with 2 children that have really taken to bike riding in our city! I would love to be able to join them on my own bike on the Great Highway, GG Park, or their favorite: “stadium to stadium” (Oracle Park to Chase Center). Thanks for your consideration."

24
August
Sf B. + Jason M.
San Francisco, California
"I am a Paramedic and work in the Emergency Dept as an Emergency Department Tech at Kaiser SF. I avoid public transit these days and would love a mountain bike. My friend just showed me a bike she got from you guys. I would love to take it to work and on some trails."
August 24th 2020
Sf B. + Jason M.
San Francisco, California
"I am a Paramedic and work in the Emergency Dept as an Emergency Department Tech at Kaiser SF. I avoid public transit these days and would love a mountain bike. My friend just showed me a bike she got from you guys. I would love to take it to work and on some trails."

23
August
David M. + Victoria M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"This will allow me to ride independently to work and be able to cut down on fuel costs"
August 23rd 2020
David M. + Victoria M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"This will allow me to ride independently to work and be able to cut down on fuel costs"

19
August
Gary C. + Leanne R.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am the child life specialist for the pediatric emergency department at Boston Medical Center. I work strange, and sometime late hours. Commuting has been especially hard during the pandemic. I love to bike ride, but I don’t have a safe working option right now."
August 19th 2020
Gary C. + Leanne R.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am the child life specialist for the pediatric emergency department at Boston Medical Center. I work strange, and sometime late hours. Commuting has been especially hard during the pandemic. I love to bike ride, but I don’t have a safe working option right now."

17
August
Peter L. + Johrdan C.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I just got my bike stolen yesterday in my apartment complex washer/dryer area where everyone locks their bikes. Didn’t have a spot to lock frame and tire so they took the whole frame and left the tire. I use my bike for all transportation and is a necessity in my life."
August 17th 2020
Peter L. + Johrdan C.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I just got my bike stolen yesterday in my apartment complex washer/dryer area where everyone locks their bikes. Didn’t have a spot to lock frame and tire so they took the whole frame and left the tire. I use my bike for all transportation and is a necessity in my life."

10
August
David M. + Riot M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"wow! so touched by this program! I was laid off from Cake Cafe but stayed on to feed the hospital workers for a month of COVID. Eventually the boss and his wife took over the operation and we were all laid off for good. Blessing in disguise as I was able to deepen my work with Community Kitchen and Drive for familias unidas. Both of my bikes were stolen pre covid and one was returned thanks to Gerkins! However it does not fit me and has been hurting my body riding around during covid. I to go on long rides!"
August 10th 2020
David M. + Riot M.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"wow! so touched by this program! I was laid off from Cake Cafe but stayed on to feed the hospital workers for a month of COVID. Eventually the boss and his wife took over the operation and we were all laid off for good. Blessing in disguise as I was able to deepen my work with Community Kitchen and Drive for familias unidas. Both of my bikes were stolen pre covid and one was returned thanks to Gerkins! However it does not fit me and has been hurting my body riding around during covid. I to go on long rides!"

10
August
David M. + Kate F.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I moved back down here in September and sold my truck. With the blue bikes around there was no trouble getting to places. Now with covid I have to take a Lyft everywhere and it's getting expensive. I recently started a new job and would like to be able to ride to and from my shifts, especially after a long night on a hot line. Thank you."
August 10th 2020
David M. + Kate F.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I moved back down here in September and sold my truck. With the blue bikes around there was no trouble getting to places. Now with covid I have to take a Lyft everywhere and it's getting expensive. I recently started a new job and would like to be able to ride to and from my shifts, especially after a long night on a hot line. Thank you."

06
August
Denise T. + Christina A.
Santa Cruz County, California
"I work at the university of Santa Cruz in the health center. I would like to become a healthier version of myself as well as trying the commuting life! Road or mountain bike would be highly appreciated with my whole heart! I will also share it with my sister who is my same height❤️ Thank you for ur time xox"
August 6th 2020
Denise T. + Christina A.
Santa Cruz County, California
"I work at the university of Santa Cruz in the health center. I would like to become a healthier version of myself as well as trying the commuting life! Road or mountain bike would be highly appreciated with my whole heart! I will also share it with my sister who is my same height❤️ Thank you for ur time xox"

05
August
David M. + Nicole H.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I need a bike to get around as I do not have a car. I am also a private nanny who takes care of kids who have been exposed to Covid"
August 5th 2020
David M. + Nicole H.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I need a bike to get around as I do not have a car. I am also a private nanny who takes care of kids who have been exposed to Covid"

04
August
Mary L. + Gabrielle S.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Service industry worker looking for transportation to and from work."
August 4th 2020
Mary L. + Gabrielle S.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Service industry worker looking for transportation to and from work."

03
August
David M. + Zuri G.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"for my mental health and to bike to work when we return"
August 3rd 2020
David M. + Zuri G.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"for my mental health and to bike to work when we return"

30
July
Sf B. + Ryan P.
San Francisco, California
"I am an essential worker at a food establishment over in the Sunset. I have used Bike Share for All programs in the past but they seem to sadly be falling out of favor due to the pandemic and the Uber ones just went completely offline. I am hoping to find a bike to get to work safely while being able to practice social distancing and also get exercise. I chose "Road" bike because I think lightweight makes the most sense for getting around the city quickly and carrying up my stairs into the apartment. Thank you for offering this!"
July 30th 2020
Sf B. + Ryan P.
San Francisco, California
"I am an essential worker at a food establishment over in the Sunset. I have used Bike Share for All programs in the past but they seem to sadly be falling out of favor due to the pandemic and the Uber ones just went completely offline. I am hoping to find a bike to get to work safely while being able to practice social distancing and also get exercise. I chose "Road" bike because I think lightweight makes the most sense for getting around the city quickly and carrying up my stairs into the apartment. Thank you for offering this!"

28
July
Charles M. + Alex P.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I’m a medic in the air national guard, and my unit is currently deployed in Holyoke, Ma at the soldiers home. As a full time student and med tech on the side as well, getting around for me is a must and would benefit immensely from another mode of transportation besides walking to and from classes."
July 28th 2020
Charles M. + Alex P.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I’m a medic in the air national guard, and my unit is currently deployed in Holyoke, Ma at the soldiers home. As a full time student and med tech on the side as well, getting around for me is a must and would benefit immensely from another mode of transportation besides walking to and from classes."

28
July
Michael S. + Jane E.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at a homeless women and children shelter! Ive worked through the whole covid thing! I am currently having car issues and it would be great if i could have a bike to relieve some stress about how am i getting to work today? If i had this bike i could use it as transportation!"
July 28th 2020
Michael S. + Jane E.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at a homeless women and children shelter! Ive worked through the whole covid thing! I am currently having car issues and it would be great if i could have a bike to relieve some stress about how am i getting to work today? If i had this bike i could use it as transportation!"

23
July
Tom F. + Prasun S.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I am a student at Carnegie Mellon University, and I will move to Oakland for the next academic year. Because the school will be in a hybrid model, I want to commute to school via a bike and not take a public bus. That way, I could reduce the probability of coronavirus spread and make space for others who will need to commute via the bus. Plus, the closest bus station from my location will be 15 minutes away on a walk. Thus, a bike will significantly help me commute to school. Thank you!"
July 23rd 2020
Tom F. + Prasun S.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I am a student at Carnegie Mellon University, and I will move to Oakland for the next academic year. Because the school will be in a hybrid model, I want to commute to school via a bike and not take a public bus. That way, I could reduce the probability of coronavirus spread and make space for others who will need to commute via the bus. Plus, the closest bus station from my location will be 15 minutes away on a walk. Thus, a bike will significantly help me commute to school. Thank you!"

21
July
Sf B. + Elizabeth B.
San Francisco, California
"I work as an essential worker at a grocery store supplying and stocking groceries as well as packaging food for online orders for vulnerable populations. I begin my shift before public transportation begins and with COVID-19 most transit lines are severely impacted, so I have been having to wake up much earlier and walk to work which has been impacting my sleep and livelihood. I hope to be able to get a bike to expedite transit and livability during these times. Thank you."
July 21st 2020
Sf B. + Elizabeth B.
San Francisco, California
"I work as an essential worker at a grocery store supplying and stocking groceries as well as packaging food for online orders for vulnerable populations. I begin my shift before public transportation begins and with COVID-19 most transit lines are severely impacted, so I have been having to wake up much earlier and walk to work which has been impacting my sleep and livelihood. I hope to be able to get a bike to expedite transit and livability during these times. Thank you."

21
July
Sf B. + VIVIAN B.
San Francisco, California
"I'm a medical assistant at UCSF Primary Care. I perform vitals, lab work, and patient intake. I live in Inner Sunset and bike to work in Mission Bay--it's about a 5 mile ride. I bought my current bike on Craigslist used. The previous owner did not maintain it well. Multiple bike shops have told me that it's not safe to it anymore and that the repairs will be greater than the cost. I'm currently riding bikeshare to get to work (especially with UCSF shuttle and N Judah Muni reduced service)."
July 21st 2020
Sf B. + VIVIAN B.
San Francisco, California
"I'm a medical assistant at UCSF Primary Care. I perform vitals, lab work, and patient intake. I live in Inner Sunset and bike to work in Mission Bay--it's about a 5 mile ride. I bought my current bike on Craigslist used. The previous owner did not maintain it well. Multiple bike shops have told me that it's not safe to it anymore and that the repairs will be greater than the cost. I'm currently riding bikeshare to get to work (especially with UCSF shuttle and N Judah Muni reduced service)."

21
July
Sf B. + Andrew T.
San Francisco, California
"I am an employee of the SF Department of Public Health and physical therapist who continues to work at San Francisco General Hospital where we see the larger proportion of COVID-19 positive cases and suspected "persons under investigation." I ride my cheap commuter road bike I bought used to and from work daily for my commute which honestly has been falling apart. I've been wanting to switch to riding a mountain bike due to my love and desperate need for the outdoors during these stressful times to take out someday on the trails once it is safe to do so!"
July 21st 2020
Sf B. + Andrew T.
San Francisco, California
"I am an employee of the SF Department of Public Health and physical therapist who continues to work at San Francisco General Hospital where we see the larger proportion of COVID-19 positive cases and suspected "persons under investigation." I ride my cheap commuter road bike I bought used to and from work daily for my commute which honestly has been falling apart. I've been wanting to switch to riding a mountain bike due to my love and desperate need for the outdoors during these stressful times to take out someday on the trails once it is safe to do so!"

17
July
Paul S. + Conner B.
San Francisco, California
"I'm a graduate student getting my PhD at University of California San Francisco. I've worked through the pandemic and university shutdown screening potential inhibitors/drugs for Covid. Throughout this time, I have been walking or using the Ford city bikes. I'm currently in need of a bike and am struggling to find one in these current times."
July 17th 2020
Paul S. + Conner B.
San Francisco, California
"I'm a graduate student getting my PhD at University of California San Francisco. I've worked through the pandemic and university shutdown screening potential inhibitors/drugs for Covid. Throughout this time, I have been walking or using the Ford city bikes. I'm currently in need of a bike and am struggling to find one in these current times."

16
July
David M. + Courtney J.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"grocery runs, exercise."
July 16th 2020
David M. + Courtney J.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"grocery runs, exercise."

16
July
David M. + Terrance J.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I’ve been unemployed due to Covid-19 and am actively job hunting. Getting a bike would be a great help with job hunting as well as other activities. Please consider me. Thanks"
July 16th 2020
David M. + Terrance J.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I’ve been unemployed due to Covid-19 and am actively job hunting. Getting a bike would be a great help with job hunting as well as other activities. Please consider me. Thanks"

13
July
Melissa M. + Linh P.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I need a bike to exercise."
July 13th 2020
Melissa M. + Linh P.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I need a bike to exercise."

13
July
Judy H. + Sandy N.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I live in Dorchester and it's a 30 min bike ride or about an hour with public transit. I still go into the office weekly since we handle the high school/college interns that are placed in departments that require them to show up in person. Biking is the best way to the office, and I have been using BlueBike/borrowing my roommates when there are no bikes available. But sometimes neither options are available. I'd prefer a step-though bike as I will be wearing dresses/skirts business attire. Thank you!"
July 13th 2020
Judy H. + Sandy N.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I live in Dorchester and it's a 30 min bike ride or about an hour with public transit. I still go into the office weekly since we handle the high school/college interns that are placed in departments that require them to show up in person. Biking is the best way to the office, and I have been using BlueBike/borrowing my roommates when there are no bikes available. But sometimes neither options are available. I'd prefer a step-though bike as I will be wearing dresses/skirts business attire. Thank you!"

02
July
Armin S. + Rohun J.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I am currently working to help run a farmers market and coffee shop and would love to be able to make my commute faster and healthier in addition to helping me reach other areas around the city without a car!"
July 2nd 2020
Armin S. + Rohun J.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"I am currently working to help run a farmers market and coffee shop and would love to be able to make my commute faster and healthier in addition to helping me reach other areas around the city without a car!"

01
July
David M. + Joseph C.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Exercise, Pleasure, Errands, Commute - in that order"
July 1st 2020
David M. + Joseph C.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Exercise, Pleasure, Errands, Commute - in that order"

29
June
Brian O. + DeJesus L.
San Francisco, California
"A free bike will minimize my morning and afternoon commute from bart . I currently live in daly city and commute to San Francisco , currently to carry out my DSW duties. "
June 29th 2020
Brian O. + DeJesus L.
San Francisco, California
"A free bike will minimize my morning and afternoon commute from bart . I currently live in daly city and commute to San Francisco , currently to carry out my DSW duties. "

28
June
Claire S. + Amber S.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I'm a nurse looking for a bike to get around the city. My daughter and I have found bike rides are a way we can see friends and still maintain social distance."
June 28th 2020
Claire S. + Amber S.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"I'm a nurse looking for a bike to get around the city. My daughter and I have found bike rides are a way we can see friends and still maintain social distance."

25
June
Giles H. + Jeffrey L.
San Francisco, California
"I work for UCSF as a community mental health social worker in San Francisco providing treatment to clients with acute mental health illness and substance abuse issues who are homeless in shelters and lacking housing. Because my clients are too unstable to come to me my role requires me to outreach them in the community where they are situated for which normally I use public transportation. However because it is now discouraged from using public transportation, walking all day to different parts of the city results in extended travel time in a job where I need provide timely services."
June 25th 2020
Giles H. + Jeffrey L.
San Francisco, California
"I work for UCSF as a community mental health social worker in San Francisco providing treatment to clients with acute mental health illness and substance abuse issues who are homeless in shelters and lacking housing. Because my clients are too unstable to come to me my role requires me to outreach them in the community where they are situated for which normally I use public transportation. However because it is now discouraged from using public transportation, walking all day to different parts of the city results in extended travel time in a job where I need provide timely services."

23
June
Peter B. + Minaliza S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Internal medicine doctor starting at Boston Medical Center. Will be working on general medicine floors, ICUs, and outpatient clinics. I’m a 58 minute walk from BMC and at the hours I’m going to work (early morning), I’m not sure that public transit will be my most reliable method. However, I am a 20 minute bike ride away! I think it would greatly help my commute and safety. Thank you for consideration!"
June 23rd 2020
Peter B. + Minaliza S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Internal medicine doctor starting at Boston Medical Center. Will be working on general medicine floors, ICUs, and outpatient clinics. I’m a 58 minute walk from BMC and at the hours I’m going to work (early morning), I’m not sure that public transit will be my most reliable method. However, I am a 20 minute bike ride away! I think it would greatly help my commute and safety. Thank you for consideration!"

16
June
Amy R. + Sally H.
San Francisco, California
"It will help me commute from home to the bart station and vice-versa, and from bart to my work place and vice-versa. "
June 16th 2020
Amy R. + Sally H.
San Francisco, California
"It will help me commute from home to the bart station and vice-versa, and from bart to my work place and vice-versa. "

16
June
Heather M. + Sara T.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"As an essential business worker at an independent market, a bicycle would help me to make a cleaner commute."
June 16th 2020
Heather M. + Sara T.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"As an essential business worker at an independent market, a bicycle would help me to make a cleaner commute."

09
June
Max E. + Eric L.
San Francisco, California
"A free bike will help me tremendously in my commute to work. "
June 9th 2020
Max E. + Eric L.
San Francisco, California
"A free bike will help me tremendously in my commute to work. "

08
June
June 8th 2020

05
June
Jamil L. + Marielle Z.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a nurse at the Boston Hope COVID field hospital and am struggling with the commute. I am hoping to begin biking to work!"
June 5th 2020
Jamil L. + Marielle Z.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a nurse at the Boston Hope COVID field hospital and am struggling with the commute. I am hoping to begin biking to work!"

01
June
Jeremy A. + heath D.
San Francisco, California
"To whom it may concern, I am a ICU Nures here in the city. Currently needing a road bike or a graval bike for city riding/gravel to and from work, general exercise with my family when its safe to go outside. I would like send thanks a head of time for creating a program giving alternatives to pubulic transportation."
June 1st 2020
Jeremy A. + heath D.
San Francisco, California
"To whom it may concern, I am a ICU Nures here in the city. Currently needing a road bike or a graval bike for city riding/gravel to and from work, general exercise with my family when its safe to go outside. I would like send thanks a head of time for creating a program giving alternatives to pubulic transportation."

01
June
Chuck W. + Michael W.
St. Louis, Missouri
"I am a health care worker (radiation oncology) and would love be to bike to work. I live in an area that biking is a great way to travel to many destinations. Not sure if a road/hybrid/mountain bike is ideal, bit any time would be great!"
June 1st 2020
Chuck W. + Michael W.
St. Louis, Missouri
"I am a health care worker (radiation oncology) and would love be to bike to work. I live in an area that biking is a great way to travel to many destinations. Not sure if a road/hybrid/mountain bike is ideal, bit any time would be great!"

29
May
Ken W. + Chris N.
Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Thanks for doing this! I'm starting in a few days as a first-year general surgery resident in Philly, and will use a bike or SEPTA to get to/from the hospital. I'm trying to avoid public transportation, and was unable to bring my bike from med school with me when I moved to Philly. If I could avoid buying a new bike and use that money to help pay down my student loans it would be hugely helpful! Any working bike (road, mountain, or otherwise) in any condition would be greatly appreciated!"
May 29th 2020
Ken W. + Chris N.
Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Thanks for doing this! I'm starting in a few days as a first-year general surgery resident in Philly, and will use a bike or SEPTA to get to/from the hospital. I'm trying to avoid public transportation, and was unable to bring my bike from med school with me when I moved to Philly. If I could avoid buying a new bike and use that money to help pay down my student loans it would be hugely helpful! Any working bike (road, mountain, or otherwise) in any condition would be greatly appreciated!"

19
May
Jamil L. + Dan L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Frontline worker in the emergency department, I share a car with my spouse which can be difficult to arrange priority at times. A bike would allow me to ride to work (2 miles away) and get some fresh air before and after a long, stressful shift."
May 19th 2020
Jamil L. + Dan L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Frontline worker in the emergency department, I share a car with my spouse which can be difficult to arrange priority at times. A bike would allow me to ride to work (2 miles away) and get some fresh air before and after a long, stressful shift."

19
May
Kira P. + Danielle B.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an emergency medicine pharmacy resident that works at a hospital in Boston. I have been working throughout the COVID19 pandemic and riding my bike to work was my primary means of commuting to work until my bike was stolen while I was at work. I have not been able to get it back and have been using the work - something I don't want to do so I don't expose any other riders given my high risk job and I also don't want to be exposed myself given the esential status of my job."
May 19th 2020
Kira P. + Danielle B.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an emergency medicine pharmacy resident that works at a hospital in Boston. I have been working throughout the COVID19 pandemic and riding my bike to work was my primary means of commuting to work until my bike was stolen while I was at work. I have not been able to get it back and have been using the work - something I don't want to do so I don't expose any other riders given my high risk job and I also don't want to be exposed myself given the esential status of my job."

19
May
Kate H. + Lesley P.
San Francisco, California
"I'm an ER nurse in SF -- I'll use the bike to get to and from work, and the grocery store. I have chosen to not have a car - I usually walk around the city"
May 19th 2020
Kate H. + Lesley P.
San Francisco, California
"I'm an ER nurse in SF -- I'll use the bike to get to and from work, and the grocery store. I have chosen to not have a car - I usually walk around the city"

18
May
Joe W. + Sara S.
St. Louis, Missouri
"I work in the emergency room and am trying to not share items with my spouse/roommate such as a car"
May 18th 2020
Joe W. + Sara S.
St. Louis, Missouri
"I work in the emergency room and am trying to not share items with my spouse/roommate such as a car"

15
May
Jamil L. + Brian R.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a medicine resident. I currently have a bike, which I use to get to work, but the tires are bent, chain is rusted and gears get stuck. I am hoping for a safer method of getting to work."
May 15th 2020
Jamil L. + Brian R.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a medicine resident. I currently have a bike, which I use to get to work, but the tires are bent, chain is rusted and gears get stuck. I am hoping for a safer method of getting to work."

15
May
Jamil L. + Walid A.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get between all the hospitals that I currently work at. I don’t always have access to a car and when I do, I’d have to pay each time for parking. With a 30% cut in my salary, these extra expenses add up. It would be great if I had a quick way to get from hospital to hospital to offer my expertise. Thanks for doing this great program."
May 15th 2020
Jamil L. + Walid A.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get between all the hospitals that I currently work at. I don’t always have access to a car and when I do, I’d have to pay each time for parking. With a 30% cut in my salary, these extra expenses add up. It would be great if I had a quick way to get from hospital to hospital to offer my expertise. Thanks for doing this great program."

14
May
Rebecca G. + Francis W.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Working as a Nurse, stress is always present. Now that stress is much higher and being able to go for a ride to de-stress is a great way to get exercise in too. I’d also be able to ride to and from work. Thank you!"
May 14th 2020
Rebecca G. + Francis W.
Boston, Massachusetts
"Working as a Nurse, stress is always present. Now that stress is much higher and being able to go for a ride to de-stress is a great way to get exercise in too. I’d also be able to ride to and from work. Thank you!"

07
May
Tim M. + Arman S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I usually need to walk to work as a local resident surgeon, but really have been needing a bike. I would use to get to/from the hospital on a daily basis!"
May 7th 2020
Tim M. + Arman S.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I usually need to walk to work as a local resident surgeon, but really have been needing a bike. I would use to get to/from the hospital on a daily basis!"

07
May
Jamil L. + Maddie L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a clinical research coordinator for cancer treatment trials which have continued through the pandemic, as well treatment trials for COVID-19, and I am therefore required to go into the hospital. I live approximately 2 miles from BIDMC and do not have a car, and would love to have a bike to be able to safely travel to work!"
May 7th 2020
Jamil L. + Maddie L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a clinical research coordinator for cancer treatment trials which have continued through the pandemic, as well treatment trials for COVID-19, and I am therefore required to go into the hospital. I live approximately 2 miles from BIDMC and do not have a car, and would love to have a bike to be able to safely travel to work!"

07
May
Jamil L. + Sirus J.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a resident physician currently working in the hospital. Some locations that I need to commute to are far and difficult to reach outside of using the T for ~1 hour each way, as I do not have a car. A bike would help with the daily journeys."
May 7th 2020
Jamil L. + Sirus J.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am a resident physician currently working in the hospital. Some locations that I need to commute to are far and difficult to reach outside of using the T for ~1 hour each way, as I do not have a car. A bike would help with the daily journeys."

07
May
Jeffrey O. + Mohammed E.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential healthcare worker, a doctor, resident physician radiologist interpreting emergency room studies and impatient COVID studies. My bike was recently stolen and that was my main form of transportation. I have a father in law staying with us who is undergoing chemo and radiation for cancer and surgery. Using the bike helps me travel safe with minimal exposure. This would be enormously helpful, thank you."
May 7th 2020
Jeffrey O. + Mohammed E.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential healthcare worker, a doctor, resident physician radiologist interpreting emergency room studies and impatient COVID studies. My bike was recently stolen and that was my main form of transportation. I have a father in law staying with us who is undergoing chemo and radiation for cancer and surgery. Using the bike helps me travel safe with minimal exposure. This would be enormously helpful, thank you."

06
May
Bill L. + Dinapoles G.
Sacramento, California
"My family and I moved from Chicago to Sacramento for me to work as a Registered Nurse at Northern California VA Healthcare System. As a veteran, it is an honor to serve those who have served before me. My wife and I share one car and she is stranded at home with the kids the days that I work. Having a bike to be able to commute would be a blessing to my family and myself and would improve our quality of life."
May 6th 2020
Bill L. + Dinapoles G.
Sacramento, California
"My family and I moved from Chicago to Sacramento for me to work as a Registered Nurse at Northern California VA Healthcare System. As a veteran, it is an honor to serve those who have served before me. My wife and I share one car and she is stranded at home with the kids the days that I work. Having a bike to be able to commute would be a blessing to my family and myself and would improve our quality of life."

06
May
Jamil L. + Michelle L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential worker but don’t feel comfortable riding on public transit during the pandemic. I can’t afford to drive in and park and with a bike I can ride to work from centre to Columbus and straight down Tremont. I’ve mapped it and tried it with an old unreliable folding bike that took more effort to ride than possible on a commute. I need a good commuting bike, preferably one that also can accommodate a toddler seat to do daycare drop offs on the way in when that’s possible again. "
May 6th 2020
Jamil L. + Michelle L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential worker but don’t feel comfortable riding on public transit during the pandemic. I can’t afford to drive in and park and with a bike I can ride to work from centre to Columbus and straight down Tremont. I’ve mapped it and tried it with an old unreliable folding bike that took more effort to ride than possible on a commute. I need a good commuting bike, preferably one that also can accommodate a toddler seat to do daycare drop offs on the way in when that’s possible again. "

06
May
Jamil L. + Lauren O.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as a case manager with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Currently I work at Covid positivie isolation and quarantine spaces (tents and convention center) for folks who do not have a place of their own to isolate. Currently I am walking up to an hour and a half each way to get to work and protect my community and myself."
May 6th 2020
Jamil L. + Lauren O.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as a case manager with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Currently I work at Covid positivie isolation and quarantine spaces (tents and convention center) for folks who do not have a place of their own to isolate. Currently I am walking up to an hour and a half each way to get to work and protect my community and myself."

06
May
Jamil L. + Nicholas C.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at the Cambridge Hospital where I run outpatient mental health services for children. I still go into the hospital during the week to conduct televisits with my patients and help coordinate our services. We have two small kids at home and it helps to leave our one car with my wife so she can take the kids out for activity. Having a bike will help with my commute to the hospital (~25min walk currently) and give me some much needed exercise to/from the hospital. I appreciate what you're doing here! Nick Carson"
May 6th 2020
Jamil L. + Nicholas C.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at the Cambridge Hospital where I run outpatient mental health services for children. I still go into the hospital during the week to conduct televisits with my patients and help coordinate our services. We have two small kids at home and it helps to leave our one car with my wife so she can take the kids out for activity. Having a bike will help with my commute to the hospital (~25min walk currently) and give me some much needed exercise to/from the hospital. I appreciate what you're doing here! Nick Carson"

06
May
Thomas S. + Marco C.
San Francisco, California
"I’m a Critical Care Nurse working in the COVID ICU at Kaiser. I’ve been working nearly every day during the pandemic. I do not have a car so I was dependent on Muni & Uber/Lyft. The cuts to Muni service have directly affected me as my Bus line is not running anymore. I’m also hesitant to use Uber/Lyft due to the sheer volume of passengers going in and out of the limited number of available vehicles. I am taking extra precautions because I have severe asthma and if infected with COVID I’m at high risk for severe complications."
May 6th 2020
Thomas S. + Marco C.
San Francisco, California
"I’m a Critical Care Nurse working in the COVID ICU at Kaiser. I’ve been working nearly every day during the pandemic. I do not have a car so I was dependent on Muni & Uber/Lyft. The cuts to Muni service have directly affected me as my Bus line is not running anymore. I’m also hesitant to use Uber/Lyft due to the sheer volume of passengers going in and out of the limited number of available vehicles. I am taking extra precautions because I have severe asthma and if infected with COVID I’m at high risk for severe complications."

04
May
Jamil L. + Charlene M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an activities director and have been for the past 26 years. I work at a nursing home dealing with Covid trying time keep the residents mentally, physically, and Spiritually engaged. I would love to have a bike and bike to work or for exercise. I appreciate your help and helping a healthcare worker. "
May 4th 2020
Jamil L. + Charlene M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an activities director and have been for the past 26 years. I work at a nursing home dealing with Covid trying time keep the residents mentally, physically, and Spiritually engaged. I would love to have a bike and bike to work or for exercise. I appreciate your help and helping a healthcare worker. "

02
May
Gil S. + Znetta A.
Sacramento, California
"It will help me exercise and loose weight as well as get to work without worrying about parking. I will also be saving the planet. A cruiser is preferred with a basket and bell. So that I may carry my stethoscope and PPE. The bell will be helpful to alert those in the crosswalk of my arrival. I would also like a light so I can utilize it for my night rides home from my PM shift. "
May 2nd 2020
Gil S. + Znetta A.
Sacramento, California
"It will help me exercise and loose weight as well as get to work without worrying about parking. I will also be saving the planet. A cruiser is preferred with a basket and bell. So that I may carry my stethoscope and PPE. The bell will be helpful to alert those in the crosswalk of my arrival. I would also like a light so I can utilize it for my night rides home from my PM shift. "

29
April
Ted C. + Miguelina G.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get to my job at Brothers in Cambridge and be safe and help continue to celebrate Mother Earth for a greener safer city."
April 29th 2020
Ted C. + Miguelina G.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get to my job at Brothers in Cambridge and be safe and help continue to celebrate Mother Earth for a greener safer city."

29
April
Lorna G. + Jessica M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bicycle will help me get to my job in brothers supermarket in Cambridge. "
April 29th 2020
Lorna G. + Jessica M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bicycle will help me get to my job in brothers supermarket in Cambridge. "

27
April
Jamil L. + Kindred H.
Boston, Massachusetts
"A bike will help me to get to work quicker and safer at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. I also have no bike type preference. I would be very appreciative of any working and safe donation. Thank you very much."
April 27th 2020
Jamil L. + Kindred H.
Boston, Massachusetts
"A bike will help me to get to work quicker and safer at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. I also have no bike type preference. I would be very appreciative of any working and safe donation. Thank you very much."

27
April
Angela P. + Sarah K.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as an emergency doctor at Boston Medical Center and commute from Cambridge. My usual commute has been a combination of biking, running or riding the Number 1 bus. However, I am no longer riding the bus to decrease transmission risk (mostly from me to others). I had biked to work last night and while I was working hard, someone stole both my front wheel and back hub, making my bike completely unridable. I would love to have a bike so that I can continue to commute in this safe and sustainable way. Or, if you are able to help with scavenging parts and rebuilding mine, that help would also be very welcome and would get me back on wheels. (It's a Diamondback Haanjo Metro 2017 and missing front wheel w/ disc and back hub w/ disc mount. Otherwise it is in solid condition. I just don't have the bandwidth and time to figure out and repair right now.) Thank you for everything you're doing and please let me know if you or a partner is able to help. I've been mostly focused on bike safety advocacy (making yesterday an especially shitty day at BMC) but appreciate all of your ongoing work getting bikes and skills into hands of good folks. Thanks."
April 27th 2020
Angela P. + Sarah K.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as an emergency doctor at Boston Medical Center and commute from Cambridge. My usual commute has been a combination of biking, running or riding the Number 1 bus. However, I am no longer riding the bus to decrease transmission risk (mostly from me to others). I had biked to work last night and while I was working hard, someone stole both my front wheel and back hub, making my bike completely unridable. I would love to have a bike so that I can continue to commute in this safe and sustainable way. Or, if you are able to help with scavenging parts and rebuilding mine, that help would also be very welcome and would get me back on wheels. (It's a Diamondback Haanjo Metro 2017 and missing front wheel w/ disc and back hub w/ disc mount. Otherwise it is in solid condition. I just don't have the bandwidth and time to figure out and repair right now.) Thank you for everything you're doing and please let me know if you or a partner is able to help. I've been mostly focused on bike safety advocacy (making yesterday an especially shitty day at BMC) but appreciate all of your ongoing work getting bikes and skills into hands of good folks. Thanks."

22
April
Anne A. + Rachel Y.
San Francisco, California
"Hi there! I'm a medical student working at SF General Hospital, and with the reductions in MUNI lines and UCSF shuttles, it would be great to have a bike to commute from my house in the Inner Sunset to the Mission. So far, I've been relying on rides from my colleagues going to work, Lyft bikes, or if the timing works out, the limited-running UCSF shuttles. Currently volunteering on an initiative to help patients connect with their loved ones through tablets visits, that we are piloting now, and hopefully will expand in size (even post-Covid era). This project has been so heartwarming and an honor to be a part of. It would be really great to have a reliable mode of transportation to the hospital (and also make room for exercise too, which I often struggle to find daylight hours to do)"
April 22nd 2020
Anne A. + Rachel Y.
San Francisco, California
"Hi there! I'm a medical student working at SF General Hospital, and with the reductions in MUNI lines and UCSF shuttles, it would be great to have a bike to commute from my house in the Inner Sunset to the Mission. So far, I've been relying on rides from my colleagues going to work, Lyft bikes, or if the timing works out, the limited-running UCSF shuttles. Currently volunteering on an initiative to help patients connect with their loved ones through tablets visits, that we are piloting now, and hopefully will expand in size (even post-Covid era). This project has been so heartwarming and an honor to be a part of. It would be really great to have a reliable mode of transportation to the hospital (and also make room for exercise too, which I often struggle to find daylight hours to do)"

22
April
Steve S. + Jeff H.
San Francisco, California
"I volunteer in a COVID-19 testing lab at the BioHub 3-4 days per week, which is about 2 miles away. I normally bike to the lab, but unfortunately my bike was stolen this week. A free bike would give me a quick and safe way to get to the lab, as my shift often ends late at night."
April 22nd 2020
Steve S. + Jeff H.
San Francisco, California
"I volunteer in a COVID-19 testing lab at the BioHub 3-4 days per week, which is about 2 miles away. I normally bike to the lab, but unfortunately my bike was stolen this week. A free bike would give me a quick and safe way to get to the lab, as my shift often ends late at night."

19
April
Aron C. + James H.
San Francisco, California
"I would be able to get to work easier in the marina. I run a doggie daycare and lodging facility "
April 19th 2020
Aron C. + James H.
San Francisco, California
"I would be able to get to work easier in the marina. I run a doggie daycare and lodging facility "