Bike Shop Donates to Homeless Shelter

posted 7/19/22 -- Once again, the LCCAA Bike Shop is helping those in need with basic transportation.

Last week, the Bike Shop donated 12 bikes to the St. Elizabeth Men’s Shelter in downtown Lorain.

“A lot of times the men that live there need a bike to get to and from work or to interviews,” said staff member Catherine Watson. “They’ll be very useful for them.”

The shelter, operated by Catholic Charities, plans to purchase bike locks to keep the bicycles secure.

Watson and Elearius Hunter picked the bikes up from the shop after workers in LCCAA’s Youth Services program had test ridden them and cleaned them up, said Planning and Community Services Director Bobby Taylor.

“We love showing the youth what a great resource the bike shop is for the community,” Taylor said. “Many people rely on bikes as their main transportation and we’re glad to help.”

The LCCAA Bike Shop is operated by the Youth Services program. Youth workers learn how to repair and refurbish bikes and sell them at low cost. Parts and repairs are also available to community members.

The Bike Shop is open Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Have a question? Call the shop at 440-204-3190. For more photos of this donation, please see our Facebook page.