Bublr Bikes
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Bublr Receives a $10,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

 

By - Jan 26th, 2022 08:01 am

Milwaukee (January 26, 2022) – Bublr, Milwaukee’s nonprofit bikeshare operator, is proud to announce that thanks to a generous grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Bublr will be able to expand and improve its adaptive bike program.

In 2019 Bublr launched a pilot adaptive bike program with support from the City of Milwaukee, the City of Wauwatosa, The Ability Center, and the Anthem Foundation. This program integrates upright tricycles, hand-cycles, and side-by-side tricycles into the Bublr system to ensure that people with different abilities can still access the Bublr System. Since launch, people have taken more than 600 trips on the adaptive bicycles.

This generous grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will allow Bublr to repair some adaptive bikes that have been damaged during their years of service as well as purchase four additional bikes to add to the system.

Bublr is incredibly grateful and excited about this grant and the opportunity it represents to improve equitable access to physical activity in Milwaukee County!

About Bublr Bikes

Bublr is the nonprofit operator of the bikeshare system in the Greater Milwaukee Area. To learn more about Bublr please visit www.bublrbikes.org. You can also download the Bcycle App to see station locations and bicycle availability www.bcycle.com/app. Follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/BublrBikes, Instagram www.instagram.com/bublrbikes/, and Twitter twitter.com/bublrbikes.

About Greater Milwaukee Foundation

For more than a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,400 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region. Established in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world and is now among the largest.

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