Ron Manganiello

Aired the week of 02/13/13 - #1307

Ron retired from his life as an energy auditor and wanted to give back to his community. After a friend asked for help rounding up bikes for Somalian refugees in the area, he came up with an organization to combine his love for cycling with helping those in need. Bike Recycle Vermont refurbishes and repairs used bikes and provides them (and safety gear) to Vermonters in need. The bikes are a lifeline for many to necessary services and opportunities. To date the organization has provided over 4,000 bikes to the homeless, refugees, at-risk teens, and low-income families!

Contact Information:

Website: www.localmotion.org/programs/bikerecycle
Email: info@bikerecycle.localmotion.org
Phone: 802-264-9687
Address: 664 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

 

Here’s a great video clip of Ron’s interview on eTown: