UpCycles on Telecare



UpCycles participants smiling after getting their bikes.

UpCycle giving away bikes at the Telecare office.

The UpCycle program empowers Oakland residents through education and distribution of bicycles as a low-cost, environmentally-friendly, reliable form of transportation. Since our last newsletter, UpCycle offered two four-hour safety classes to 50 participants who were in need of low-cost transportation to access vital resources. Armed with bike safety knowledge, participants also left with all of the equipment needed to commute by bike: a fully refurbished bike, a helmet, lights, lock and map to local bike pathways!

UpCycle proudly partnered up with BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency)Lincoln Square Recreation Center and Allen Temple Baptist Church!

BOSS is a local Bay Area organization that provides numerous services for low-income and formerly incarcerated folks to help them to resettle in their home communities.

Lincoln Square Recreation Center: UpCycle offered bike safety classes in Mandarin and will offer them once or twice a month beginning in 2018!

Allen Temple Baptist Church: For the second consecutive year, we participated in Allen Temple’s 40th annual holistic health fair, where we gave away 15 bikes!