Located in Tampa, GPPM is a partnership ministry with St. James United Methodist Church and others to provide free bicycles to both adults and children. GPPM works closely with local schools, VA, Foster Children’s Associations, and many other groups. Volunteers meet weekly (Tuesday/Thursday) to refurbish and repair bikes.
If you would like to volunteer, donate a bike, or have a need, call Mike Olsen at 813-417-7077.
If you have a bike you'd like to donate to GPPM, Oliver's would be happy to help. Just bring your bike(s) to Oliver's and we'll make sure they're delivered.
If you are the type (and you should be the type!) think about calling your local political representative and telling them that you want bikes in your community. The following links cover a huge array of pro-bike organizations. Take a look and see what you can do. Also, check out the local blog of Alan Snel -- bicycle advocate.
Also, be sure to check out Alan Snel's blog. He's your local bicycle advocate.
Local Advocacy gets organized, "SWFBUD" or SouthWest Florida Bicycle United Dealers is an organization of Bay area bike shops fighting for cyclists and promoting increased bicycle usage. Oliver's is a proud member.
Contact Alan Snel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
People for Bikes
We ride for fun. We ride for fitness. We ride to get from here to there, to free ourselves from the daily grind, and to make our world a better place through bikes. Sometimes we ride for no reason at all.
We ride because we love how riding a bike creates a cool breeze on a still morning and how, after a long day at work, hopping on a bike makes us feel like the day has only begun. We ride so that our kids can enjoy the simple pleasure of two-wheeled adventures around the neighborhood. We ride to make familiar places new again.
But mostly, we ride because it’s fun.
Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors.
Over the years, we have spent more than $30 million to make bicycling better. We’ve invested $2.1 million in community bicycling projects and leveraged more than $654 million in federal, state, and private funding. We have contributed millions to national groups and programs like the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, the League of American Bicyclists, and the International Mountain Bicycling Association, ensuring safer places to ride for both children and adults.
By connecting the bicycle industry and millions of individual riders, we generated political clout that secures a seat at the congressional table for people who benefit from bikes. (And that's just about everyone.) Through these efforts, federal investment in bicycling has quadrupled since we've been on the scene.
We provide a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources.
Learn more at PeopleforBikes.org