Stories
We've been working around the clock to help our essential workers get to where they need to go via free bicycles donated by people like you. These are just a few of our heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic risking their lives to care for us in hospitals, service us in grocery stores and keep our communities moving.

Your kindness and generosity is what makes our work possible.
Thank you for everything you're doing to make our cities healthier and safer for everyone.
29
May
Ken W. + Chris N.
Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Thanks for doing this! I'm starting in a few days as a first-year general surgery resident in Philly, and will use a bike or SEPTA to get to/from the hospital. I'm trying to avoid public transportation, and was unable to bring my bike from med school with me when I moved to Philly. If I could avoid buying a new bike and use that money to help pay down my student loans it would be hugely helpful! Any working bike (road, mountain, or otherwise) in any condition would be greatly appreciated!"
May 29th 2020
Ken W. + Chris N.
Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Thanks for doing this! I'm starting in a few days as a first-year general surgery resident in Philly, and will use a bike or SEPTA to get to/from the hospital. I'm trying to avoid public transportation, and was unable to bring my bike from med school with me when I moved to Philly. If I could avoid buying a new bike and use that money to help pay down my student loans it would be hugely helpful! Any working bike (road, mountain, or otherwise) in any condition would be greatly appreciated!"

19
May
Kate H. + Lesley P.
San Francisco, California
"I'm an ER nurse in SF -- I'll use the bike to get to and from work, and the grocery store. I have chosen to not have a car - I usually walk around the city"
May 19th 2020
Kate H. + Lesley P.
San Francisco, California
"I'm an ER nurse in SF -- I'll use the bike to get to and from work, and the grocery store. I have chosen to not have a car - I usually walk around the city"

18
May
Joe W. + Sara S.
St. Louis, Missouri
"I work in the emergency room and am trying to not share items with my spouse/roommate such as a car"
May 18th 2020
Joe W. + Sara S.
St. Louis, Missouri
"I work in the emergency room and am trying to not share items with my spouse/roommate such as a car"

15
May
Jamil L. + Walid A.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get between all the hospitals that I currently work at. I don’t always have access to a car and when I do, I’d have to pay each time for parking. With a 30% cut in my salary, these extra expenses add up. It would be great if I had a quick way to get from hospital to hospital to offer my expertise. Thanks for doing this great program."
May 15th 2020
Jamil L. + Walid A.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get between all the hospitals that I currently work at. I don’t always have access to a car and when I do, I’d have to pay each time for parking. With a 30% cut in my salary, these extra expenses add up. It would be great if I had a quick way to get from hospital to hospital to offer my expertise. Thanks for doing this great program."

07
May
Jamil L. + Maddie L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a clinical research coordinator for cancer treatment trials which have continued through the pandemic, as well treatment trials for COVID-19, and I am therefore required to go into the hospital. I live approximately 2 miles from BIDMC and do not have a car, and would love to have a bike to be able to safely travel to work!"
May 7th 2020
Jamil L. + Maddie L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a clinical research coordinator for cancer treatment trials which have continued through the pandemic, as well treatment trials for COVID-19, and I am therefore required to go into the hospital. I live approximately 2 miles from BIDMC and do not have a car, and would love to have a bike to be able to safely travel to work!"

07
May
Jeffrey O. + Mohammed E.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential healthcare worker, a doctor, resident physician radiologist interpreting emergency room studies and impatient COVID studies. My bike was recently stolen and that was my main form of transportation. I have a father in law staying with us who is undergoing chemo and radiation for cancer and surgery. Using the bike helps me travel safe with minimal exposure. This would be enormously helpful, thank you."
May 7th 2020
Jeffrey O. + Mohammed E.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential healthcare worker, a doctor, resident physician radiologist interpreting emergency room studies and impatient COVID studies. My bike was recently stolen and that was my main form of transportation. I have a father in law staying with us who is undergoing chemo and radiation for cancer and surgery. Using the bike helps me travel safe with minimal exposure. This would be enormously helpful, thank you."

06
May
Jamil L. + Michelle L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential worker but don’t feel comfortable riding on public transit during the pandemic. I can’t afford to drive in and park and with a bike I can ride to work from centre to Columbus and straight down Tremont. I’ve mapped it and tried it with an old unreliable folding bike that took more effort to ride than possible on a commute. I need a good commuting bike, preferably one that also can accommodate a toddler seat to do daycare drop offs on the way in when that’s possible again. "
May 6th 2020
Jamil L. + Michelle L.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an essential worker but don’t feel comfortable riding on public transit during the pandemic. I can’t afford to drive in and park and with a bike I can ride to work from centre to Columbus and straight down Tremont. I’ve mapped it and tried it with an old unreliable folding bike that took more effort to ride than possible on a commute. I need a good commuting bike, preferably one that also can accommodate a toddler seat to do daycare drop offs on the way in when that’s possible again. "

06
May
Jamil L. + Lauren O.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as a case manager with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Currently I work at Covid positivie isolation and quarantine spaces (tents and convention center) for folks who do not have a place of their own to isolate. Currently I am walking up to an hour and a half each way to get to work and protect my community and myself."
May 6th 2020
Jamil L. + Lauren O.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as a case manager with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Currently I work at Covid positivie isolation and quarantine spaces (tents and convention center) for folks who do not have a place of their own to isolate. Currently I am walking up to an hour and a half each way to get to work and protect my community and myself."

06
May
Jamil L. + Nicholas C.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at the Cambridge Hospital where I run outpatient mental health services for children. I still go into the hospital during the week to conduct televisits with my patients and help coordinate our services. We have two small kids at home and it helps to leave our one car with my wife so she can take the kids out for activity. Having a bike will help with my commute to the hospital (~25min walk currently) and give me some much needed exercise to/from the hospital. I appreciate what you're doing here! Nick Carson"
May 6th 2020
Jamil L. + Nicholas C.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work at the Cambridge Hospital where I run outpatient mental health services for children. I still go into the hospital during the week to conduct televisits with my patients and help coordinate our services. We have two small kids at home and it helps to leave our one car with my wife so she can take the kids out for activity. Having a bike will help with my commute to the hospital (~25min walk currently) and give me some much needed exercise to/from the hospital. I appreciate what you're doing here! Nick Carson"

06
May
Thomas S. + Marco C.
San Francisco, California
"I’m a Critical Care Nurse working in the COVID ICU at Kaiser. I’ve been working nearly every day during the pandemic. I do not have a car so I was dependent on Muni & Uber/Lyft. The cuts to Muni service have directly affected me as my Bus line is not running anymore. I’m also hesitant to use Uber/Lyft due to the sheer volume of passengers going in and out of the limited number of available vehicles. I am taking extra precautions because I have severe asthma and if infected with COVID I’m at high risk for severe complications."
May 6th 2020
Thomas S. + Marco C.
San Francisco, California
"I’m a Critical Care Nurse working in the COVID ICU at Kaiser. I’ve been working nearly every day during the pandemic. I do not have a car so I was dependent on Muni & Uber/Lyft. The cuts to Muni service have directly affected me as my Bus line is not running anymore. I’m also hesitant to use Uber/Lyft due to the sheer volume of passengers going in and out of the limited number of available vehicles. I am taking extra precautions because I have severe asthma and if infected with COVID I’m at high risk for severe complications."

04
May
Jamil L. + Charlene M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an activities director and have been for the past 26 years. I work at a nursing home dealing with Covid trying time keep the residents mentally, physically, and Spiritually engaged. I would love to have a bike and bike to work or for exercise. I appreciate your help and helping a healthcare worker. "
May 4th 2020
Jamil L. + Charlene M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I am an activities director and have been for the past 26 years. I work at a nursing home dealing with Covid trying time keep the residents mentally, physically, and Spiritually engaged. I would love to have a bike and bike to work or for exercise. I appreciate your help and helping a healthcare worker. "

02
May
Gil S. + Znetta A.
Sacramento, California
"It will help me exercise and loose weight as well as get to work without worrying about parking. I will also be saving the planet. A cruiser is preferred with a basket and bell. So that I may carry my stethoscope and PPE. The bell will be helpful to alert those in the crosswalk of my arrival. I would also like a light so I can utilize it for my night rides home from my PM shift. "
May 2nd 2020
Gil S. + Znetta A.
Sacramento, California
"It will help me exercise and loose weight as well as get to work without worrying about parking. I will also be saving the planet. A cruiser is preferred with a basket and bell. So that I may carry my stethoscope and PPE. The bell will be helpful to alert those in the crosswalk of my arrival. I would also like a light so I can utilize it for my night rides home from my PM shift. "

29
April
Ted C. + Miguelina G.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get to my job at Brothers in Cambridge and be safe and help continue to celebrate Mother Earth for a greener safer city."
April 29th 2020
Ted C. + Miguelina G.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bike will help me get to my job at Brothers in Cambridge and be safe and help continue to celebrate Mother Earth for a greener safer city."

29
April
Lorna G. + Jessica M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bicycle will help me get to my job in brothers supermarket in Cambridge. "
April 29th 2020
Lorna G. + Jessica M.
Boston, Massachusetts
"The bicycle will help me get to my job in brothers supermarket in Cambridge. "

27
April
Jamil L. + Kindred H.
Boston, Massachusetts
"A bike will help me to get to work quicker and safer at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. I also have no bike type preference. I would be very appreciative of any working and safe donation. Thank you very much."
April 27th 2020
Jamil L. + Kindred H.
Boston, Massachusetts
"A bike will help me to get to work quicker and safer at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. I also have no bike type preference. I would be very appreciative of any working and safe donation. Thank you very much."

27
April
Angela P. + Sarah K.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as an emergency doctor at Boston Medical Center and commute from Cambridge. My usual commute has been a combination of biking, running or riding the Number 1 bus. However, I am no longer riding the bus to decrease transmission risk (mostly from me to others). I had biked to work last night and while I was working hard, someone stole both my front wheel and back hub, making my bike completely unridable. I would love to have a bike so that I can continue to commute in this safe and sustainable way. Or, if you are able to help with scavenging parts and rebuilding mine, that help would also be very welcome and would get me back on wheels. (It's a Diamondback Haanjo Metro 2017 and missing front wheel w/ disc and back hub w/ disc mount. Otherwise it is in solid condition. I just don't have the bandwidth and time to figure out and repair right now.) Thank you for everything you're doing and please let me know if you or a partner is able to help. I've been mostly focused on bike safety advocacy (making yesterday an especially shitty day at BMC) but appreciate all of your ongoing work getting bikes and skills into hands of good folks. Thanks."
April 27th 2020
Angela P. + Sarah K.
Boston, Massachusetts
"I work as an emergency doctor at Boston Medical Center and commute from Cambridge. My usual commute has been a combination of biking, running or riding the Number 1 bus. However, I am no longer riding the bus to decrease transmission risk (mostly from me to others). I had biked to work last night and while I was working hard, someone stole both my front wheel and back hub, making my bike completely unridable. I would love to have a bike so that I can continue to commute in this safe and sustainable way. Or, if you are able to help with scavenging parts and rebuilding mine, that help would also be very welcome and would get me back on wheels. (It's a Diamondback Haanjo Metro 2017 and missing front wheel w/ disc and back hub w/ disc mount. Otherwise it is in solid condition. I just don't have the bandwidth and time to figure out and repair right now.) Thank you for everything you're doing and please let me know if you or a partner is able to help. I've been mostly focused on bike safety advocacy (making yesterday an especially shitty day at BMC) but appreciate all of your ongoing work getting bikes and skills into hands of good folks. Thanks."

22
April
Anne A. + Rachel Y.
San Francisco, California
"Hi there! I'm a medical student working at SF General Hospital, and with the reductions in MUNI lines and UCSF shuttles, it would be great to have a bike to commute from my house in the Inner Sunset to the Mission. So far, I've been relying on rides from my colleagues going to work, Lyft bikes, or if the timing works out, the limited-running UCSF shuttles. Currently volunteering on an initiative to help patients connect with their loved ones through tablets visits, that we are piloting now, and hopefully will expand in size (even post-Covid era). This project has been so heartwarming and an honor to be a part of. It would be really great to have a reliable mode of transportation to the hospital (and also make room for exercise too, which I often struggle to find daylight hours to do)"
April 22nd 2020
Anne A. + Rachel Y.
San Francisco, California
"Hi there! I'm a medical student working at SF General Hospital, and with the reductions in MUNI lines and UCSF shuttles, it would be great to have a bike to commute from my house in the Inner Sunset to the Mission. So far, I've been relying on rides from my colleagues going to work, Lyft bikes, or if the timing works out, the limited-running UCSF shuttles. Currently volunteering on an initiative to help patients connect with their loved ones through tablets visits, that we are piloting now, and hopefully will expand in size (even post-Covid era). This project has been so heartwarming and an honor to be a part of. It would be really great to have a reliable mode of transportation to the hospital (and also make room for exercise too, which I often struggle to find daylight hours to do)"

22
April
Steve S. + Jeff H.
San Francisco, California
"I volunteer in a COVID-19 testing lab at the BioHub 3-4 days per week, which is about 2 miles away. I normally bike to the lab, but unfortunately my bike was stolen this week. A free bike would give me a quick and safe way to get to the lab, as my shift often ends late at night."
April 22nd 2020
Steve S. + Jeff H.
San Francisco, California
"I volunteer in a COVID-19 testing lab at the BioHub 3-4 days per week, which is about 2 miles away. I normally bike to the lab, but unfortunately my bike was stolen this week. A free bike would give me a quick and safe way to get to the lab, as my shift often ends late at night."

19
April
Aron C. + James H.
San Francisco, California
"I would be able to get to work easier in the marina. I run a doggie daycare and lodging facility "
April 19th 2020
Aron C. + James H.
San Francisco, California
"I would be able to get to work easier in the marina. I run a doggie daycare and lodging facility "