New Montgomery County program connects people who have a bike to donate to people who need one. The program aims to help to ease COVID-19 transportation difficulties. Citizens are able to apply to either donate a bike to someone in need, or to receive a bike from another donor. The program matches donors with recipients, offering a COVID-safe opportunity to help people within the community.
They ask that bikes only be offered if they are in ready-to-ride condition. Exchanges are made in public places or county-designated exchange zones that are outdoor and contactless, however it is still asked that both parties wear masks and gloves.
You can apply to receive or donate a bike at the link below: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dir/commuter/bikeshare/bikematch.html
Photo Courtesy of Montgomery County’s facebook page.
By Lexi Shapiro