Welcome to Cycles for Change

The mission of Cycles for Change is to build a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists. C4C implements a variety of programs that support people in getting access to a used bicycle, free bicycle repair, training in safe, confident cycling, and opportunities to help grow a broad-based, equitable bicycling movement. C4C’s operates two community bicycle education and repair shops in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

 

From the Blog

Meet the Staff #7: The virtues of bookkeeping and bicycling

By: Halla Dontje Lindell The names Betsy Raasch-Gilman (she/her) or Merritt McCollum (he/him) might not ring a bell, but these bookkeepers are a fundamental part of what keeps the Cycles for Change (C4C) operation running smoothly. Weekdays find the two of them intently working on side-by-side computers to track the expenses and income of the … Read more

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Meet the Staff #6: Where we come from, where we’re going

By: Halla Dontje Lindell Magdalena Kaluza (she/her), Youth Programs Manager at Cycles for Change, spoke an impromptu poem with a lilting voice when asked where she is from. “I was born and raised in Phillips, South Minneapolis,” Magdalena said. “My mom grew up in Columbia Heights, and before that her family is from Kansas and … Read more

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What’s new with you(th)?

  Meet our Summer 2017 cohort of youth apprentices: Abdi, Joseph, Abdirahman, Ramiro, Josue, Deqo, Esmerelda, and Mainou (pictured above at Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) with Youth Program assistants). They kicked off their summer training program at the end of June, and the eight high schoolers are spending three days a week engaged in a … Read more

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