This past Sunday, a group of 12 volunteer bike mechanics descended upon Pescadero and spent a sunny afternoon bringing battered farmworker bicycles back from the dead. An idea originally conceived by Kyle McKinley of the Santa Cruz Bike Church, fellow mechanics Every Day and Lior Shaked made the dream a reality by rounding up a few mechanic friends along with a whole bunch of spare parts and heading out to one of the local farms where bikes are a critical part of work life and personal life. All in all, over 20 bikes were repaired. A few of the farmworkers even showed off their musical skills by entertaining the volunteers with live music and singing while they worked. At the end of the day, there were plenty of smiles to go around!
16 Sep 2013