April 4, 2010
Sibley Bike Depot is planning to rent out refurbished bikes to low income members of the community with a $200,000 federal grant, according to an article by the Star Tribune.
Called the Community Partners Bike Library, Sibley Bike Depot will join with 20 other groups to lend out 200 bikes to people for transportation. People 16 years or older can use the bike for up to six months, and have to take a saftey class before taking the bike, according to the article.
"We're getting bikes in the hands of people who need them," said Jason Tanzman, volunteer coordinator for the nonprofit bike shop in an interview with the Star Tribune.