Houston Bike Share presents Keep Houston Rolling Bike Drive for Flood Victims
During Hurricane Harvey, flooding destroyed an estimated one million vehicles across Houston, leaving many Houstonians without reliable transportation. In many cases, the owners cannot afford to purchase a new car. Houston Bike Share has partnered with BikeHouston, Freewheels Houston, and Rice Bikes to “Keep Houston Rolling” by collecting bike donations, distributing bikes to community members in need, and repairing bikes with flood damage.
Please consider donating hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, unused helmets, bike lights, or bike locks from 9 am to 12 pm. Donations will also be accepted at Houston Bike Share's office at 407 Velasco Street from 8 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday. Monetary donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/keep-houston-rolling.
With commitments from two bike manufacturing companies, as well as our upcoming Bike Drive, Houston Bike Share anticipates having several hundred bikes to distribute by mid-September. An application for a free bike is available at https://houston.bcycle.com/about/keep-houston-rolling or you can apply in-person at the Houston BCycle headquarters at 407 Velasco Street, Houston, TX 77006 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.