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Gas pedals to bike pedals

Bikeatoga advocates for, supports riders

Mark Meinrenken, a volunteer with Bike-a-Toga, repairs one of 120 donated bikes during a bike repair workshop at St. Peter's Church in Saratoga Springs on April 13, 2013.
Photographer: Kayla Galway
Mark Meinrenken, a volunteer with Bike-a-Toga, repairs one of 120 donated bikes during a bike repair workshop at St. Peter's Church in Saratoga Springs on April 13, 2013.
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The basement of St. Peter’s Church on Broadway is full of bikes — in all sizes, shapes and conditions. Bikeatoga volunteers are busy fixing some of the 10-speeds and children’s one-speeds so they can be given away to people willing to spend six hours in the organization’s Earn-A-Bike program. That means those getting a free, recycled bike must spend six hours in the basement workshop fixing the bikes they select and repairing other bikes. “In ...

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