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Second Life bike shop in Asbury Park, NJ

Kerri Martin used to do a lot of great community service for bikes here in NYC. Now she has moved on to New Jersey and is working with a new space called Second Life Bike Shop.

I mean, they’ve got a bike blender, what more do you need.


Here is more about it from the Asbury Park Press.

Asbury Park shop gives new life to used bikes
Asbury Park shop teaches meaning of recycling to area youngsters
By NANCY SHIELDS • STAFF WRITER • September 17, 2010
ASBURY PARK — Curdel Changoo, 12, a seventh grader at Hope Academy Charter School, tells it this way: There is a boy who is his cousin’s brother’s cousin who came to visit and took Curdel’s bike to the boardwalk where it got stolen last year.

Curdel’s mother told him about this new place at 21 Main St., a 7,500-square-foot space full of donated bicycles, where kids can earn their own bike by working 15 hours learning bicycle repair. So far, he’s worked 10 hours at Kerri Martin’s Second Life Bikes.

Martin, 38, is working hard at her latest job operating a not-for-profit community bike shop where people donate their used mountain bikes, cruisers, trick BMX bikes, and tot-sized bikes.

Kids can earn a bike or work one hour for a seat or tube, two hours for a tire.

Adults can find bike parts they need or pick out a bike that needs some repair and pay about $45 to $100 for Martin to get it road ready.

Read the whole story, here.

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