The Better Bike Share Partnership recently awarded OneFifteen, the newly opened addiction recovery campus, a grant to support the mental and physical health of patients and staff. The grant will allow OneFifteen to offer helmets and an Annual Membership to the Link: Dayton Bike Share System to staff and clients who complete a cycling safety class with Bike Miami Valley.
Bike Miami Valley co-operates the Link: Dayton Bike Share system with Greater Dayton RTA. The City of Dayton recently supported the expansion into the Carillon neighborhood where the OneFifteen campus is located. “We were thrilled to receive a grant to do specific outreach and engagement with the recovery community,” says Laura Estandia, executive director of Bike Miami Valley. “Our hope is to break down barriers to bicycling through this program so that OneFifteen clients can reap all of the mental and physical health benefits cycling offers.”
“The benefits of physical activity during a recovery journey are well-documented. Being able to provide free access to bicycling for our patients is such a gift. OneFifteen is grateful for the grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership, and the new bike-sharing station installed on our campus by Link: Dayton Bike Share system, that allow us to offer this additional benefit,” said OneFifteen Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Brian Merrill.
The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems. The BBSP offers several grant cycles throughout the year. OneFifteen was one of 12 recipients to be awarded a mini-grant in the most recent cycle. “Better Bike Share mini-grants allow us to support and share lessons from small, innovative projects,” said Zoe Kircos, director of grants and partnerships at PeopleForBikes and manager of BBSP. “We look forward to learning from these grantees and seeing how their strategies help more people access bike share systems.”