The trailer containing Bike Easy’s youth bike fleet and safety education equipment was stolen from in front of our office, and we need your help recouping what we’ve lost.

The bikes, tools, helmets, and equipment are essential for continuing our on-safety education with youth.

Our youth safety education programs teach kids the rules of the road, basic bike maintenance, self-confidence and FUN!

In my role as Education Programs Coordinator, I’ve personally seen these bikes in use across New Orleans changing young lives – from seeing the joy spread across the face of a girl learning to ride a bike for the first time, to seeing kids learn about the wonders of getting around and exploring their neighborhood on bike, access to these bikes has already made a huge difference for youth in our city, and we hope to continue this work now and in the future.

Here is the list of items – with cost – of what we’re trying to replace:

  • (4) Specialized Hotrock bikes – 20″ – 1,000.00
  • (11) Redline BMX bikes – 20″ – 3,520.00
  • Pro disc cones – (2) sets of 50 – 45.00
  • Small plastic traffic cones – (2) sets of 50 – 35.00
  • (30) Helmets – 700.00
  • (1) Full bike tool set – 400.00
  • (1) Mobile Tool Bag – 50.00
  • (3) Stop/Yield Signs and bases – 450.00
  • (2) Strider bikes – 250.00
  • Spare wheels – 40.000
  • Chalk – 35.00
  • Wooden sandwich board sign – 85.00
  • Practice bike tubes – 25.00

At the moment, we are holding off on replacing the trailer itself, and instead looking for a more secure and permanent storage option near our office.

We’ve currently raised $735 out of our goal of $6,500 – enough to replace our box of tools, but we need to raise more to be able to replace our youth bike fleet!

Thank you so much for your support of Bike Easy and our work to make better biking for future generations!

Laura Harris, Education Programs Coordinator, Bike Easy