Mission: The mission of The Pedal Factory is to make the bicycle accessible to all kids and adults, for the purpose of recreation, transportation and fitness.
Results: By the numbers: THE PEDAL FACTORY
Since opening our workshop doors to the public a little more than a year ago, The Pedal Factory has managed to reach a significant portion of all populations including underserved and underprivileged adults and children in our Salisbury community and surrounding areas. Our goal and mission is to make the bicycle accessible to all adults and children, regardless of income or status, for the purpose of recreation, transportation and fitness. As of April 1, 2017, our measurable progress thus far is below.
From First Workday to Now 2/6/2016-4/1/2017
Total Open Workshop Days: 29 (First and Third Saturdays of Each Month)
Total Open Workshop Hours: 116 (For Repairs and Earn A Bike)
Total Bicycles Donated: 336
Earn A Bike Recipients (Total): 66
Earn A Bike Demographics:
184 Bicycle Helmets Distributed to Children through Earn A Bike and Community Events
27 Bicycle Helmets Given to Adults in Need through Shop/Earn A BIke
19 New or Refurbished Bicycles given by TPF to area needy children in partnership with Dept of Social Services/Corporate Teambuilding Event/Other Local Nonprofit and Mission
2 Free Standing, Permanent Bicycle Repair Stands Donated and Installed at Salisbury Community Park and Rowan Library HQ (2 More to be Installed April 2017 at YMCAs)
Community Event Participation: (Reach/Affect Hundreds of Community Members of all Demographics; Outcomes include Increased Awareness of services, education, helmet giveaways, Use of Tools and Workstands )
Weekly Organization of Community Bicycle Ride for all ages/abilities
6 Bicycle Rodeos in partnership with Rowan County Sheriff’s Dept and Rowan Health Dept
6 Downtown Salisbury Events - (Wine About Winter/Summer Sip/Tickle your Ivories Project/Kids Bike Obstacle Course at Events/Holiday Caravan)
6 Farmers Market Informational Booth Set-Up and Donation Drives
1 Corporate Team Building Event with Schneider Electric Co.
Target demographics: make the bicycle accessible to all kids and adults for transportation, recreation and fitness.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 66 new bike owners, 185 helmet donations, 115 individual repairs, and kept over 300 bikes out of the landfill
Geographic areas served: downtown Salisbury, NC
Programs: Earn A Bike Program, open community workshop space, mechanical assistance and tools
I got the bike that I was looking for and the staff is going our of their way to help me get it right for my use. I've even been offered to meet with the main guy after hours to get a specific repair done on-time for a special ride that is upcoming.
I've been transformed by giving my time and efforts towards the mission of The Pedal Factory. Watching people ride away on a bike they invested a little effort in, usually with the collaborative effort of others, is truly rewarding. Many people who visit the shop need a bike to get around. There are also families and individuals who enjoy the process of learning together, recycling old bikes and restoring them to better condition. We have worked to make cycling more acceptable in all its forms, and people always respond to our mission positively. People of all demographics, social status, political persuasion, etc are all equals in the shop and work as a team. It's a beautiful thing.