HARTFORD — The University of Connecticut recently donated 30 bikes to the Center for Latino Progress for its BiCi Co. program.
UConn officials said the bikes had previously been abandoned by students at the Storrs campus during the Spring semester and will now be refurbished in classes and workshops, and ultimately given to Hartford teens through various programs to include, Summer Youth Employment activities, Earn-a-Bike, Bikes for Jobs Access, BIKE LIFE – Hartford!, and DIY projects for BiCi Co. members.
All of these programs put more bicycles into our community, encouraging healthy and sustainable transportation and increased mobility, officials said.
This is UConn’s second time donating bicycles to The Center and supporting Hartford’s youth.
BiCi Co. includes bicycle safety classes, teaches marketable skills, reinforces it through repetition, and provides members of the community with a cheap and reliable form of transportation.
To learn more about this impactful youth development program, to volunteer, or to donate, please visit www.ctprf.org or call (860) 247-3227.