Bike Shop Promotes Safety with Donation

posted 12/4/19 -- LCCAA’s youth operated Bike Shop promotes safe riding while selling used bikes. A generous donation from the Lorain County Public Health Department made that easier in time for Small Business Saturday.

Public Health donated 50 safety kits valued at nearly $70 each for a total of $3,500. Fifty customers received the kit for free with the purchase of a bicycle.

The kits included a child’s ProRider helmet, a ParkTool Essential tool kit, an LED head and tail light set, and a 6-foot coil cable lock.

Sara Tillie, Health Education Specialist with the Department, said the Bike Shop’s strong participation in the Lorain Connected initiative prompted the donation.

“We organize Lorain Connected a group with the goal to create and expand safe, accessible, and effective walking, biking, and busing options,” Tillie said. “This creates equitable and reliable transportation options for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities.”

The kits were given out to customers who visited the LCCAA Bike Shop during Downtown Lorain’s Holiday Cookie Crawl as part of the nationwide Small Business Saturday movement on Nov. 30.

Kits are available until they are gone. The LCCAA Bike Shop at 204 W. 10th St. is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.