"We don't need a "reason" to help other people, it is part of our culture and belief here. We know we are making a difference by donating Essential Bikes" #Community -Cherlyn White-Conklin
Marketing, Bank of Flint Hills
Green Apple Bikes was established to bring the community an amenity seen in larger towns. Volunteers have identified a transportation need in Manhattan. To serve the needs of the Manhattan community a new program was established : Essential Bikes.
Studies show Green Apple Bikes are used for the following:
To and from work
To and from school
Quick Errands across town
How it works
Essential Bikes donates bicycles to riders identified through pre-determined requirements. Process
Personally contact and learn about the riders needs
Determine willingness to care for a donated bike
Work with employer or social services to vet adoptee
Coordinate delivery of bike
Solicit shop quality bikes from local citizens and bike shops
Solicit donations of $125
Donations can be made in two ways:
$125 provides $75 for initial maintenance and $50 to maintain the bicycle for the year.
The Green Apple Bikes Fund has been established at Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to support the Essential Bikes program. To make a gift to this fund, please make checks payable to GMCF with Green Apple Bikes Fund in the memo line and mail to GMCF, 555 Poyntz Ave., Suite 269, Manhattan, KS 66502. Or click the link above to make a donation.