comfest grant awarded, for an energy bike!

energy bikeComFest Foundation again graced Pedal Instead with their generosity, granting us $2,000 to put towards an Energy Bike from the Ohio Energy Project. Pedalling these bicycles generates energy that can power light bulbs and other small appliances. Pedal Instead will use the bicycles to generate light for nighttime events — people will be able to take turns riding the bicycles all throughout the day so that when it’s dark our volunteers can see to return bikes to people more efficiently. Thanks much to ComFest for the opportunity, and to our friend Kurt Lehmkuhl for engineering our energy bike!